LONDON (AP) – A giant balloon depicting London mayor Sadiq Khan dressed in a yellow bikini has been launched over Parliament Square.

A group of supporters watched the inflatable take to the skies. The crowd cheered and shouted, “higher, higher, higher” as the balloon was launched Saturday.

Some wore t-shirts saying “Make London Safe Again”.

Organisers had raised more than £58,000 ($75,000) to create the blimp in a protest against Khan’s policies.

It was meant as a rebuke to Khan, who had earlier backed protesters’ right to launch a balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as an angry baby during his July visit to Britain.

President Trump has repeatedly in London. Khan is London’s first Muslim mayor.

A demonstrator holds an inflatable toy with a mask of London Mayor Sadiq Khan as a large balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini floats over demonstrators gathering in Westminster, in central London on September 2018. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A large balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini floats over demonstrators gathering in Westminster, in central London on September 2018. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Dancers perform as a large balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini floats above a small crowd of demonstrators in Westminster, in central London on September 2018. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A large balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini floats above a small crowd of demonstrators in Westminster, in central London on September 2018. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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