London mayor gets his own blimp from critics of 'baby Trump' balloon
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Protesters plan to fly a small blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan over London this weekend in response to the blimp depicting President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE as a baby that flew over Parliament when Trump visited the United Kingdom last month.

A Crowdfunder campaign has raised more than 59,000 pounds (about $77,000) for the blimp. The page states that the blimp, which depicts Khan in a yellow bikini, is meant to bring attention to crime in London.


“In light of the Donald Trump 'Baby Trump' ballon being allowed to fly over London during his visit to the U.K., let's get a 'baby Khan' one and see if FREE SPEECH applies to all and whether or not Mr Khan and the London assembly will also approve this,” Yanny Bruere, the organizer, wrote on the page.

“Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime sky rocket to unprecedented levels,” Bruere continued. “People in London don't feel safe and they aren't safe, 81 murders this year alone! Khan Out.”

Khan told The Guardian that protesters are welcome to fly the blimp.

“If people want to spend their Saturday looking at me in a yellow bikini they’re welcome to do so,” he said. “I don’t really think yellow’s my color though.”

A spokeswoman for London’s City Hall said the event organizers have permission to use Parliament Square Garden to fly the blimp on Saturday.

As of Thursday afternoon, almost 800 people had signed up on a Facebook page for the event, hosted by a group called “Make London Safe Again.” Another 4,800 said they were interested.

“This event marks the fight back for free speech in our country,” the page states. “Make London Safe Again.”

Trump and Khan have frequently exchanged criticism during their tenure.

The president has gone after Khan over terrorism attacks in London, criticizing him last year after an attack left eight dead and saying earlier this year that Khan "has done a very bad job on terrorism" by allowing migrants to live in the city. 

Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London, said last year that Trump's visit to the United Kingdom should have been canceled after the president retweeted videos from an ultranationalist British party leader claiming to show Muslims engaging in violence.

The mayor also warned in April that Trump would be met with protests when he visited London.