During President Trump's visit to the UK on July 13th, a 200-foot balloon that depicts Trump as an orange baby will fly over London after Mayor Khan gave approval.
It will fly between 9.30am and 11.30am on Friday 13 July – coinciding with thepresident's visit to the UK and a “Stop Trump” march in central London.
A spokesperson for the Mayor of London 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.”
Campaigners say the Met Police are in charge of local airspace on the day, have seen their plans and are currently happy for the flight to go ahead – but maintain a right of veto on the day.
The group behind the stunt – who call themselves anti-fascist “art activists” – are now liaising with the Met and the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure airspace over London is managed safely on the day.
Activist Leo Murray told Sky News: “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!”
Mr Murray has described the balloon as an “obscene mutant clone of the president” and says it will “hold up a huge mirror of truth” to the world.
Describing Mr Trump as a “dangerous excuse for a president”, the group's spokesperson, Nona Hurkmans, said: “We are just a small group of friends who set out to show that fascists are not welcome in the UK.
Congratulations and thank you to my great, very talented friends @IslingtonPlay! #MartinLutherKing was a HERO and I am very proud to have been invited to his very great playground, one of my favourite places! Thank you! pic.twitter.com/FXkDiwPc9b
— Trump Baby (@TrumpBabyUK) June 27, 2018
It speaks volumes that people will get arrested for posting anti-Muslim comments on social media, but it's okay to offend the President of the countries' greatest ally.
Trump shouldn’t even make the visit. He can be mocked and abused by the libs right here in the US.
Why even go? Trump can be abused here at home by our own haters and whack jobs.
Idiots, their own country is turning Muslim and these fools choose to mock their strongest ally.