To: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

Let Trump Baby Fly

06/07/18 We won!

The Mayor's office conceded that there are no rules prohibiting inflatables in Parliament Square Gardens, and that an inflatable effigy of a political figure does in fact constitute legitimate protest!

Let Trump Baby Fly

Let our six meter high orange, inflatable baby fly over Parliament Square during Donald Trump's UK visit.

Why is this important?

Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego.

He's also a racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants and minorities and a mortal threat to world peace and the very future of life on earth. Moral outrage is water off a duck’s back to Trump, but he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.

So when Trump visits the UK on Friday the 13th of July this year, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him. That's why a group of us have chipped in and raised enough money to have a 6 meter high blimp made by a professional inflatables company, to be flown in the skies over Parliament Square during Trump's visit.

Unfortunately, we need the Mayor of London's permission to be able to fly Trump Baby from Parliament Square - and Sadiq's team at City Hall have told us that flying Trump Baby does not qualify as a 'protest'.

They are insisting that the only form of protest that is legally allowable on their land is "a gathering of people, with banners and placards."

We are fairly sure this doesn't make any sense, but their key objection is that flying a large inflatable will occupy a (5x5M) corner of the square which will then not be available for gatherings of people with banners and placards - thereby depriving them of freedom of speech.

So we need to demonstrate that there isn't, in practice, anyone planning to protest Trump's visit who would not in fact welcome a 6m high orange baby with Trump’s malevolent face flying in the sky over Parliament during this period.

Parliament Square Garden, London

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Reasons for signing

  • It goes without saying why I signed- and I am American!
  • If this isn't allowed - how about a Mass Moon - show Trump our rump ?
  • Fly, Trump Baby-fists, fly!

Updates

2018-07-06 10:37:51 +0100
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Petition is successful with 10,598 signatures

2018-07-03 18:54:18 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2018-07-02 21:17:51 +0100

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/shortcuts/2018/jun/15/come-on-sadiq-khan-let-our-trump-baby-blimp-fly-above-london

2018-07-02 21:17:29 +0100

Why is Donald Trump such a massive baby? https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2018/jun/28/fragile-like-the-presidents-ego-trump-baby-blimp-prepares-for-takeoff

2018-07-02 21:14:40 +0100

Time Magazine loves Trump Baby https://ti.me/2tyIWGR

2018-06-19 19:09:31 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2018-06-15 12:48:34 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-06-14 21:13:00 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-06-13 16:40:34 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-06-13 14:08:08 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-06-13 13:26:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-06-13 12:55:19 +0100

10 signatures reached