[Ed. – Hopefully the blimp was kept comfortable while a decision was made about whether or not to reinflate it. –John Hayward]
One of the Trump baby blimps flown at today’s protests in London against the US president’s visit was attacked by a pro-Trump supporter carrying a sharp object.
A woman approached a group anti-Trump activists outside the House of Commons and stabbed the mini blimp in the back, according to the team of “babysitters” looking after the balloon.
“A woman … punctured the mini Trump baby replica with a sharp object,” said a spokesman for the Trump Baby UK group. “It’s not surprising that the far right would want to meet freedom of expression with violence.”
The Donald Trump supporter was led away from the crowd by police officers. A spokesperson for Scotland Yard told The Independent that “one female has been arrested for being in possession of a pointed or bladed article”.
Elsewhere in Parliament Square, one of the president’s supporters was hit on the head by a milkshake. Video footage showed a crowd of demonstrators chanting “Nazi scum” at the man, before he was struck by a drink container and with left milkshake dripping down his forehead.