Baby Trump balloon set to join protests in Ireland for US president's visit
A giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as an angry baby is set to head over to Ireland to join protests planned for the US presidentâs in November.
The White House confirmed Mr Trumpâs visit on Friday, triggering preparations by Irish activists for âlarge scale public demonstrationsâ against the divisive figure.
British campaigners behind the baby balloon protest said the Irish trip was âan excell ent opportunityâ to troll Mr Trump again.
The six-metre high blimp â" which shows the US president wearing a nappy and holding a smartphone â" was first seen at anti-Trump protests in London while the president was in the UK for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.
âWeâd love to take the Trump baby over to Ireland for the presidentâs visit,â Kevin Smith, one of the organisers, told The Independent.
âWhen we passed our original crowd-funding target, we said weâd use the excess money to take the Trump baby wherever we could to globally troll Donald, and so this would be an excellent opportunity.
Mr Smith added: âWeâve been so inspired by all the people in the streets in Ireland that have been fighting for things like gay marriage and abortion rights, so weâre presuming thereâs going to be a massive show of resistance to Trumpâs politics of hate and division and it would be an honour for the Trump baby to be part of that.â
Earlier on Satruday, the Green Party in Ireland revealed details of a âNot Welcome in Ireland!â protest in Dublin on 10 November.
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan urged people to âshow their disgust and rejection of the Trump administrationâs policiesâ¦ in large-scale mass protest around the country.â
The Irish Labour leader Brendan Howlin said his own party would âjoin with likeminded people to oppose this visitâ.
Mr Trump is expected to make the trip to Ireland either just before or just after his visit to Paris to take part in Armistice Day commemorations, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Irelandâs prime minister Leo Varadk ar made the invitation on his visit to the White House in March.Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland