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Giant 'Trump Baby' Balloon Set To Fly Over London During US President's UK Visit


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A giant balloon of Donald Trump as a baby is set to fly over London during the US President's visit to the UK next Friday.

President Trump is travelling to Britain for a 'working visit', including bilateral talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.

However, major demonstrations are planned across the UK to mark the visit - including a mass protest in London.

To coincide with the protest, activists are planning to fly a giant balloon caricature of the US President near the Houses of Parliament in London.

They have created a "six meter high orange, inflatable baby with a malevolent face and tiny hands".

After saying they initially encountered resistance from the mayor's office over the plans, those behind the project have managed to raise around €19,000 in crowdfunding to support their efforts.

An online petition also received more than 10,000 signatures.

'Trump baby' balloon. Image: Crowdfunder.co.uk

Now, the balloon has been given the green light to fly in central London on the morning of the presidential visit - as long as it doesn't fly any higher than 30 metres.

In a statement, London mayor Sadiq Khan's office said: "The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms.

"His city operations team have met with the organisers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp."


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