Trump Baby blimp granted permission to fly in London when US President visits

Trump Baby blimp granted permission to fly in London when US President visits

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Plans to fly an angry Donald Trump baby blimp over London when the US President visits has been approved by London City Hall. 

The blimp, which was crowdfunded, was initially struggling to get approval to fly the blimp during the protests set to take place on July 13. 

However, after a peition was set up, reaching over 10,000 signatures, the London Mayor's Office has allowed the blimp to take flight on the day of Donald Trump's inaugural visit to the UK. 

Activist Leo Murray, who helped create the blimp, said: “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. 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!”

The Trump Baby has been granted a two hour flight, where it'll be anchored to the ground in Parliament Square. It is not allowed to fly higher than 30 metres. 

It'll fly between 9.30 and 11.30 on July 13. A protest march that's likely to attract over 50,000 people is scheduled for the same day. 

Spokesperson for the group Nona Hurkmans added: “We are just a small group of friends who set out to use humour to take a stand against the rise of racist and fascist politics both here in the UK and over in the US.

"We have been genuinely overwhelmed and touched by the incredible levels of support we have received for our project. Britain is still fundamentally an anti-fascist country, even if our own government seems to have shamefully forgotten this essential fact.”

The group hope to take the Trump Baby on a world tour following the President around the globe on other presidential visits.