An enormous balloon that is called the angry ‘Trump Baby’ has been given the go-signal to fly over the Houses of Parliament during the visit of the President of the United States of America to the United Kingdom that is scheduled next week.
The Greater London Authority of Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, approved the request for the said flight after thousands signed a petition. A crowdfunding campaign was also able to raise more than £16,000 in order to get the six-metre inflatable off the ground.
The blimp will fly between 9.30 and 11.30 in the morning on Friday, the 13th July. IT will coincide with an anti-Trump protest that will be organised in the same area. However strict rules imply that the said balloon should be fastened to the ground throughout, and restricted from floating higher than 30 meters (98 feet).
One of those who repeatedly criticised Trump especially for his Muslim flight ban is a spokesperson for the London mayor. He stated: “The mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms.”
He added: “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.”
The organisation that is behind the stunt call themselves anti-fascist “art activists.” They are now liaising with the Civil Aviation Authority and the Met to ensure that airspace over London will be safely managed on the day.
During an interview with Sky News, Leo Murray, an activist, stated: “We didn’t get off to the best start with the Mayor’s office over this, who originally told us that they didn’t recognise Trump Baby as legitimate protest.”
He added: “But following a huge groundswell of public support for our plan, it looks like City Hall has rediscovered its sense of humour. Trump Baby will fly.”
Over 10,000 people signed the petition that was calling on the London mayor to “let Trump Baby fly,” and the group has been able to raise more than £16,000 so far to cover the costs of the said protest. The amount is more than three times its original target.