London mayor who approved Trump baby blimp to get own bikini balloon

Sadiq Khan blimp

Sadiq Khan blimp

Critics of London Mayor Sadiq Khan have been given permission to fly a giant balloon over London that depicts him dressed in a bikini.

Khan angered some people in the British capital and elsewhere last month when he allowed a balloon caricaturing Donald Trump as an angry baby to float above the city while the US president was in England.

The stunt has been organised by Yanny Bruere, a self-described "Brit" and "free speech advocate", who fronts an anti-Khan group called "Make London Safe Again" - a nod to Donald Trump's campaign slogan "make America great again".

Mr Bruere told MailOnline: "'It's ridiculous that he talked about the importance of freedom of speech when he gave permission for London to insult the President of the United States while imposing censorship himself upon the lives of ordinary Londoners".

As of Thursday afternoon, nearly 800 people had signed up on a Facebook page for the event, hosted by a group called "Make London Safe Again".

"Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime sky rocket to unprecedented levels", Bruere continued.

It comes as revenge after Mr Khan approved the flying of the 20ft balloon resembling Mr Trump during his visit to the UK. People in London don't feel safe and they aren't safe, 81 murders this year alone!

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The site also says that if the campaign raises any extra money it will be "used for a continuing campaign to remove Sadiq Khan from office" and "defending free speech".

London has seen a spike in knife crime over the past three years but the capital's Metropolitan Police Service insists it is still a safe city.

Speaking to broadcaster ITV London on Thursday, Khan said: "If people want to spend their Saturday looking at me in a yellow bikini they're welcome to do so - I don't really think yellow's my color though".

Murray wrote: "In order to secure consent to protest in Parliament Square Gardens, you have to apply via the events team at City Hall".

A Crowdfunder campaign has raised more than £59,000 (about $77,000) for the blimp.

After the "Trump baby" balloon was allowed to fly, Trump criticized Khan in an interview with The Sun saying he had not been "hospitable" to the USA government.

Ahead of the US President's visit, he said: "I shouldn't be the arbiter, as a politician, of what's in good taste or bad taste, what's important is it to be peaceful, and for it to be safe".

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