The controversial, but admittedly quite amusing, Trump Baby Blimp took to the skies over Westminster this morning.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign and recently secured permission from the authorities, protesters sent the bulbous, orange, tiny-handed balloon floating over Parliament Square.
Preparing for inflation:
Looming above photographers:
Gaining some altitude:
Up in the big blue:
In an op-ed in the Evening Standard, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: ‘I fully respect the right to protest peacefully, and I understand that this can take different forms, from street protests to flying blimps. My message to those travelling to march in London is this: you are welcome to come to our capital, but this must be a peaceful and good-spirited demonstration.’
A simple message:
Overlooked by Churchill:
Grabbed by Mandela:
The final blimp flight wasn’t permitted to reach the dizzying heights originally planned for, but it was still pretty captivating anyway.
Quite the design, isn’t it?
Thousands of protesters are expected to march in London against Trump’s visit to the UK, today and on Saturday.