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Giant 'Trump Baby' blimp given permission to fly over London during US president's visit

The six-metre orange balloon, which shows the president wearing a nappy, will fly near parliament.

Image: Trump Baby via Crowdfunder

A GIANT BLIMP depicting Donald Trump as a baby has been given the go-ahead to fly over London during the US president’s visit next week.

London mayor Sadiq Khan approved the request, according to the protesters behind the stunt.

The six-metre orange balloon, which shows the president wearing a nappy, will fly near parliament at a height of 30 metres between 9.30am and 11.30am.

“The mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms,” said a spokesperson for Khan, who has had frequent Twitter spats with the US leader.

Activist Leo Murray from the group behind the protest credited a “huge groundswell of support” for Khan’s decision, with more than 10,000 signing an online petition.

86bc19f29608d1b0d6f5ffc02ca23af51468c61d Source: Trump Baby via Crowdfunder

“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 told Sky News.

“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!”

Huge protests are expected when Trump visits Britain next week, where he will meet Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.

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