Prison » Trump baby blimp expected to fly over Australia during US presidential visit

The Guardian
July 24, 2018

The United Kingdom’s famous Trump baby blimp could soon appear in Australian skies as demonstrators plan a mass protest to coincide with the US president’s visit later this year.

The six-metre-high orange balloon – dubbed by the former Ukip leader and Trump ally Nigel Farage “the biggest insult to a sitting US president ever” – was flown over London this month as part of a countrywide protest against Trump’s visit to the UK.

Now, organisers in Australia say they are in talks to bring the blimp to Australia when Trump visits at the end of the year. While no date is set, Malcolm Turnbull invited the president to visit when they met in February, and it is expected Trump will visit after he attends the Apec summit in Papua New Guinea in November.

Organiser Simone White said the protest, currently titled United Against Trump, was directly inspired by the tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets in the UK.


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