A BABY Trump blimp being flown at a protest against the visiting US President DEFLATED – after being punctured by a Tommy Robinson supporter this afternoon.
A woman filmed herself apparently popping the giant effigy then shouting “that’s a disgrace” at the anti-Trump demonstrators around it.
This woman was led away by police after the blimp deflated[/caption]
Campaigners packed up the Baby Trump balloon after it fell to the ground[/caption]
The woman is believed to be Amy Beth Dallamura – AKA Based Amy – a well-known blogger who has been pictured at Free Tommy Robinson demonstrations in support of the EDL founder.
She filmed herself as she was handcuffed by police shortly after.
Anti-Trump campaigners were pictured packing away the deflated smaller version of the infamous Baby Trump balloon.
That’s a disgrace
Amy Beth Dallamura
It is believed scissors were used to take down the blimp – and police confirmed to The Sun Online they had arrested someone for possession of a pointed or bladed article.
A video circulating online shows the woman shouting “that’s a disgrace” as she praises President Trump after appearing to puncture the balloon.
She yells “done it guys” and says it’s her birthday present to herself as she walks away, before police officers surround her.
A Met Police spokesman told the Sun Online: “As of 5pm, on Tuesday, June 4, one female has been arrested for being in possession of a pointed or bladed article.”
Anti-Trump campaigners and supporters have clashed in London on day two of the US President’s official visit.
The crowd, holding banners and placards denouncing the US President’s visit, shouted at the pro-Trump campaigner as they jostled outside the Houses of Parliament.
Earlier the President’s armoured “Beast” car drove past the large blimp tethered at Trafalgar Square on his way to Downing Street for talks with Theresa May.
The road was sealed off to stop demonstrators getting too close to Mr Trump.
For two hours the protest was presided over by the Trump baby blimp – branded “childish” by critics such as TV’s Piers Morgan.
The smaller version of the infamous blimp was seen sagging to the floor after being punctured[/caption]
A woman was handcuffed by cops after the balloon deflated[/caption]
The protests built as Mr Trump and Theresa May gave a joint press conference[/caption]
Police officers led the woman to a police van as she was handcuffed[/caption]
Last year campaigners raised more than £16,000 to pay for the six-metre inflatable, and thousands signed a petition requesting it be allowed to fly.
As the crowds at Westminster swelled, Mr Trump gave a press conference in the Foreign Office with Theresa May this afternoon.
He backed Brexit and praised Mrs May’s efforts to get a deal with the EU – predicting she won’t get the credit she deserves.
Turning to Mrs May, he took a sly dig at her negotiating skills saying: “I would have sued and settled, maybe, but you never know. She’s probably a better negotiator than I am!”
He added: “You are a tremendous professional and a person that loves your country dearly.”
BREAKFAST WITH TRUMP
Today the President kicked off with breakfast hosted by the Prime Minister at St James’s Palace with Prince Andrew.
He visited No 10 for lunch, before he will host dinner this evening at the US ambassador’s residents in Regent’s Park with Prince Charles.
The President and his family were greeted with full pomp and ceremony yesterday, when his helicopter landed on the lawn for the official start of his three-day tour.
The Queen hosted lunch for Mr Trump and wife Melania, then led them on a tour of Buckingham Palace.
The First Couple moved on to Westminster Abbey, to place a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Warrior.
They had tea with Prince Charles and Camilla, before getting ready to appear at a State Banquet last night.
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The heads of state were pictured chuckling together ahead of their speeches to the 170 guests at the feast in the US President’s honour.
Mr Trump hailed the Queen as a “great, great woman” who inspired Britain to win WW2 as he spoke at the the glitzy event.
Her Majesty also formally welcomed Mr Trump to Britain during the banquet and paid tribute to Britain’s D-day heroes 75 years on.
Mr Trump joined a roundtable event with the Prime Minister after breakfast today[/caption]