Sky News: Almost £60,000 has been raised for an enormous blimp of Sadiq Khan to fly over London in a bid to oust the mayor from office.
It comes a month after a similarly huge balloon depicting a spray-tanned Donald Trump in a nappy with a smartphone soared above the capital during his first presidential trip to the UK.
Now, protesters on the other side of the ongoing row between the two politicians have plans in place to hit back. Yanny Bruere – who describes himself as a “free speech advocate” – has spearheaded a successful campaign to raise money for a 29ft blimp of Mr Khan to hover above Westminster on Saturday.
More than 3,400 people have donated to the cause, which its organiser says is aimed at ensuring the mayor loses his job at the next election in 2020.
“Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime sky rocket to unprecedented levels,” the crowd-funding page reads.
“People in London don’t feel safe and they aren’t safe, 81 murders this year alone! Khan Out.”
London has seen a surge in street violence this year, with the number of knife and gun crimes rising.
Sky News has reported on more than 80 suspected murders in the city since the start of 2018, with some critics pointing the finger of blame at Mr Khan.