Trump ‘baby’ to fly over London during president’s visit

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will allow protesters to fly a blimp over parliament portraying Donald Trump as an orange, snarling baby during the US president’s upcoming visit, Khan’s office says.

Trump, who arrives in a week’s time, will meet the Queen and Prime Minister Theresa May, who was the first foreign leader to visit him after his inauguration last year.

Britain regards its close ties with the US, which it calls the special relationship, as a pillar of its foreign policy as it prepares to leave the European Union.

The mayor of London has given protesters permission to fly the “Trump baby” blimp when US President Donald Trump visits next week.

Picture: Trump Baby UK

But some Britons see Trump as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues. Trump‘s on militant attacks in Britain have sparked anger and he has often exchanged barbs on social media with the London mayor.

“The mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms,” a spokesman for Khan said on Thursday.

“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 six-metre blimp will fly over the houses of parliament. Picture: Trump Baby UKThe mayor has given permission for the blimp to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point.

Picture: Trump Baby UK

The spokesman added, however, that the protesters would also need permission from the police and air traffic services to fly the six-metre balloon.

The Met Police ,who are in charge of local airspace on the day, said they are currently happy for the flight to go ahead, but maintain a right of veto on the day.

The protesters, who describe themselves as a group of anti-fascist art activists, said at first the mayor’s office did not recognise “Trump Baby” as a legitimate protest.

Trump Baby will fly next Friday.

Picture: Trump Baby UK

“But following a huge groundswell of public support for our plan, it looks like City Hall has rediscovered its sense of humour,” activist Leo Murray said in a statement.

Trump Baby will fly!”

RAW 2018