LONDON (Reuters) - A blimp depicting Donald Trump as an orange, snarling nappy-wearing baby flew outside the British parliament in London on Friday, launched by critics of the U.S. president who are demonstrating throughout his visit to the country.
Trump, who arrived on Thursday, said he would avoid London as much as possible to avoid the protests.
But some Britons see Trump as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues.
Around 1,000 people gathered to watch the blimp launch in Parliament Square, with organizers of the stunt wearing red boiler suits and baseball caps emblazoned with “TRUMP BABYSITTER”.
Demonstrators float a blimp portraying U.S. President Donald Trump, next to a Union Flag above Parliament Square, during the visit by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in London, Britain July 13, 2018.
Wearing a t-shirt with the word “RESIST” on it, she said it was great that the blimp had “touched a nerve” with Trump.
It hovered around 10 meters off the ground, next to the Westminster parliament building and near the River Thames. »