London mayor who OK’d Trump baby blimp to get own balloon

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In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 photo provided by Yanny Bruere, a blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan is photographed in a workshop, in Oxfordshire, England. Critics of London Mayor Khan have been given permission to fly a giant balloon depicting him dressed in a bikini over London. Last month Khan angered some opponents when he allowed a similar giant blimp depicting Donald Trump as an angry baby to fly over London during the president’s visit. (Yanny Bruere/via AP)

LONDON | Critics of London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be allowed to fly a giant balloon over London that portrays the city leader dressed in a bikini.

Organizer Yanny Bruere raised close to $75,000 through Crowdfunder for the 29-foot (8.8-meter) blimp.

Khan upset some people when he OK’d a balloon caricaturing Donald Trump as an irate baby to float above London while Trump was in town.

Bruere cited rising crime and “defending free speech” as factors in his anti-Khan campaign.

The balloon has permission to fly Saturday over Parliament Square, according to a City Hall spokesperson.

The balloon was a reference to a “Beach body ready” ad that Khan banned in 2016.