The New York Times reports:
The most anticipated installment of Britain’s “Stop Trump” protests — a giant orange balloon of President Trump depicted as a pouting baby in a diaper and holding a smartphone — took flight on Friday from Parliament Square in London.
As if they were waiting for a rocket launch, dozens of excited people — including activists, tourists, children and bystanders taking time out from their commutes — gathered around the 19-foot balloon and counted down from 10 before it was released into the air.
“This is a victory,” said Leo Murray, an activist and the creator of the balloon. “People love it, he hates it, and it’s driven him out of London.” Thousands of demonstrators are preparing for a national rally in London at 2 p.m. to protest Mr. Trump’s policies.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 13, 2018
The people handling the blimp are ‘Trump Babysitters’
— Michelle (@shells_twits) July 13, 2018
The Trump blimp is airborne over Westminster. pic.twitter.com/TfcVjIaYiW
— Thomas Penny (@ThomasWPenny) July 13, 2018
— Chris York (@ChrisDYork) July 13, 2018