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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:10 PM

Trump baby balloon not allowed to fly over Scottish golf course

Source: Guardian

The Trump baby protest balloon will not be allowed to fly over the Turnberry golf course, police have said.

The balloon is due to fly above Parliament Square in central London on Friday, after campaigners crowdfunded £16,000 to pay for it and the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, gave permission for it to fly.

Then the protest team, including a number of trained balloon operators, will board the sleeper train to Glasgow with Trump Baby, and travel to Turnberry. They have already ordered sufficient helium to pick up en route to power the weekend’s activities.

But Police Scotland refused the request for it to be flown over the golf course.

Mark Williams, of Police Scotland, said: “Clearly there is a significant protection operation in place for the president and this includes restrictions to the airspace in the Turnberry area. We need to ensure there is a balance between protection and public safety and the public’s right to peacefully protest.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/12/petition-asks-for-trump-baby-balloon-to-be-flown-over-scottish-golf-course

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:14 PM

1. Trump needs protecting from a balloon?

Snort

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Response to Snellius (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:16 PM

2. The golf course is on the coast.

They should fly it just offshore.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:03 PM

3. Look at it this way.....

Great idea!

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:32 PM

4. Put it on a boat just offshore.

No one can control the wind currents in the North Sea, now can they ?

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