Activist group Code Pink has requested a protest permit from the National Park Service so they can demonstrate during President Donald Trump’s planned Lincoln Memorial 4th of July address with an orange, yellow-haired “Baby Trump” blimp that also appeared during his recent state visit to the U.K.
The feminist anti-war group announced in a statement last week it planned to protest the president’s speech.
“The president is shifting the 4th of July festivities to celebrate his administration,” said Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin in the statement. “We will bring together people opposed to the pain and suffering caused by this administration, from family separation at the border to supplying weapons used by Saudi Arabia to kill Yemeni children.”
“We’re appalled that Trump is taking that day to spew his hateful and racist rhetoric,” Code Pink co-director Ariel Gold told The Washington Post.
The statement said that the Baby Trump balloon will be “among the creative visuals” present at the July 4th protest.
The group, which requested a protest permit on Monday, wants to fly the blimp over “any open grassy area nearest to [the] Lincoln Memorial,” the Post reported.
Trump had previously tweeted that his administration would have “one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C.” but the Post’s story had confirmation from city officials and Park Police.