Giant balloon of London mayor to fly over city after similar Trump stunt

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A large inflatable balloon of London Mayor Sadiq Khan is set to fly over the city during a protest on Saturday, after Khan had defended a giant Trump balloon, which was flown in the city in July.

Yanny Bruere, the young man who started a crowdfund to create the balloon, claimed on his Twitter account that he was not affiliated to any political group. His crowdfund raised almost $80,000 with donations from over 3,500 people to make the 29ft balloon.

“Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime skyrocket to unprecedented levels,” Bruere’s crowdfunding page says.

“People in London don’t feel safe and they aren’t safe, 81 murders this year alone! Khan Out.”

Right-wing author and former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News Raheem Kassam tweeted a picture of Khan's balloon saying: “Brilliant work by @YannyBruere to put together this @SadiqKhan blimp to fly over London. I hope @realDonaldTrump sees that Londoners are striking back in his honour.”

Khan had defended a similar stunt of a giant balloon depicting an orange-looking President Donald Trump in a diaper, which was flown over the British capital during trump’s first visit to the UK.

Khan’s own balloon shows him wearing a yellow bikini, referencing a decision he had made of banning an advert showing a woman wearing a similar swimsuit in the city’s metro.

Khan and Trump had had a few Twitter spats in the past since both men took office, the first time after the London Bridge terror attack.