A crowd of about 2,000 onlookers, including locals, tourists, activists and children, cheered as the balloon rose over Parliament Square, hovering at about 30 meters (98 feet) against a cloudless blue sky. Leo Murray, an activist who organized the blimp, told CNN the giant balloon had been designed to speak to Trump "in a language that he understands, which is personal insults.""This is how most of the world sees Donald Trump, certainly most British people," Murray said. "It's a popular perception that he is a big angry baby ... anytime something doesn't go the way he likes he chucks his toys out of the pram." Murray was joined by activists in red jumpsuits wearing "Make America Great Again"-style baseball caps labeled: "Trump babysitter.""Trump is a giant baby, and he's actually proven...
London’s ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon Flies as Protests Take Off Across U.K.ImageA giant balloon depicting President Trump as an angry orange baby taking off in Parliament Square in London on Friday.CreditTim Ireland/Associated PressBy Ceylan Yeginsu and Iliana MagraJuly 13, 2018LONDON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in London alone. A “Trump Baby” balloon was launched into the sky above Parliament Square. Many people banged pots and pans and chanted slogans. Those were some of the ways people on Friday mounted protests at every stage of President Trump’s working visit to Britain.The main protests came a day after the president’s trip was jolted by The Sun newspaper’s publication of an interview in which Mr. Trump gave a harsh assessment of Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Brexit”
John Barrett watches over his young neighbors playing in the streets of their housing estate, The Oval, in Washington, England. Washington, England — On a beautiful July day, everyone in Washington is basking in the sunshine. Tourists click on cameras as locals walk through leafy streets and by manicured lawns and gardens.An American flag flies proudly from a mast at the Old Washington Hall, while stars and stripes adorn the sign of the Washington Arms pub.But this is not Washington DC — this is Washington UK, or as the locals in this town call it, the “Original Washington.”It was here, in northeastern England, that the ancestors of America’s first president, George Washington, inherited the family name before emigrating to Virginia in 1656.It’s thousands of miles away from DC,