Giant bikini-clad Sadiq Khan balloon flies over London in response to baby Donald Trump blimp

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More than 3,400 people donated to the crowdfunding campaign for the balloon

A giant bikini-clad balloon of London mayor Sadiq Khan was flown over the capital this morning.

A crowdfunding campaign raised almost £60,000 for the stunt, which was in response to a similar balloon of Donald Trump wearing a nappy that was lifted when the US president visited the UK in July.

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Yanny Brure, who describes himself as a free speech campaigner, led the protest against the mayor in Westminster today.

"In light of the Donald Trump 'Baby Trump' balloon 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," Brure wrote on the Crowdfunder page.

"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."

More than 3,400 people donated to the campaign, which is aimed at ousting the mayor from his position.

Khan, who took office in 2016 and will stand for re-election in two years, approved the balloon but told ITV London "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 colour though."

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