15:54 GMT +320 May 2019
Listen Live
    Inflatable 'Trump Baby'

    UK Rally to Launch Inflatable Orange 'Baby With Malevolent Face' for Trump Visit

    © Photo: Crowdfunder
    Europe
    Get short URL
    261

    "Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego."

    Anti-Trump activists in the UK want to make sure everybody knows — and in this case sees — what they think of the US President.

    More than 7,000 people have signed a petition, called Let Baby Trump Fly, calling for a giant blimp to be allowed to fly over Parliament Square during Mr. Trump's visit in July.

    The initiative to get the six meter-high inflatable figure up in the London air has already raised 10,635 pounds ($14,055).

    "We want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him," the organizers said on the crowdfunding page. 

    However, the organizers's request to launch the giant blimp have been rejected by London authorities.

    "Unfortunately, we need the Mayor of London's permission to be able to fly Trump Baby from Parliament Square — and Sadiq's team at City Hall have told us that flying Trump Baby does not qualify as a 'protest'. They are insisting that the only form of protest that is legally allowable on their land is "a gathering of people, with banners and placards." 

    Mr. Trump's visit in the UK is set for July 13-15, during which he will attend a dinner at Blenheim Palace, a meeting with the UK Prime Minister at Chequers, a reception with the Queen at Windsor Castle. Finally, Mr. Trump is expected to travel to his Turnberry golf course in Scotland before heading home.

    READ MORE: Rough Welcome: What Awaits Trump in Britain Amid Assassination, Terror Concerns

    Related:

    Rough Welcome: What Awaits Trump in Britain Amid Assassination, Terror Concerns
    'Get Over it': Corbyn Urges to Delay Trump's UK Visit Over Migrant Children Row
    'What Does Trump Have to Do' for Theresa May to Cancel His Visit to Britain?
    Tags:
    state visit, activists, protest, Donald Trump, United Kingdom, London
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik