After hearing about Sadiq Khan’s recent approval to fly the “Trump Baby” balloon over Parliament, a counter-campaign has surfaced and raised over £10,000 (a little over $13,000) to have a similar balloon of Khan fly over London next to “Trump Baby.”
The plan by the self proclaimed anti-fascist “art activists” group is to have the 20-foot tall diaper-clad “Trump Baby” balloon to tether on the grounds of Parliament Square Gardens during President Trump’s 1st ever visit to the UK on July 13th.
The counter-campaign to have a “Baby Khan” balloon also flying over London is headed by Yanny Bruere, a law student from the United Kingdom.
The crowdfunder page reads:
“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.
Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime sky rocket to unprecedented levels. People in London don’t feel safe and they aren’t safe, 81 murders this year alone! Khan Out.
Any surplus money raised/any unneeded money for the project will be donated to a charitable cause to be decided by the majority of you. Of course transparency of all money will be available.”
On Bruere’s Twitter page, @YannyBruere compared the “Trump Baby” crowdfunding campaign to the one for “Khan Baby”, pointing out that within 24 hours the “Khan Baby” campaign raised five times the amount of the “Trump Baby” campaign: £7,600+ (over $10,000), compared to the “Trump Baby” campaign who in their first 24 hours only raised £1500,(just under $2,000).
Paul Joseph Watson, popular conservative journalist and commentator from the UK, has helped to draw attention to the campaign itself by tweeting the crowdfunding link out to his 880k followers. Watson asks, “Will any national UK newspapers report on this? Don’t hold your breath.”
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