Giant balloons seem to have become the new way to protest in the UK. A couple of months ago, for Donald Trump’s first visit to the country, a giant baby Trump balloon flew over Parliament Square in Westminster, London. And at the beginning of September, it was a giant balloon depicting London mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini that took flight over Parliament Square. The nine-metre balloon was launched by campaigners to protest London’s rising crime rate and the alleged inability of the mayor to tackle this issue, and to check “if free speech applies to all”. Sadiq Khan’s answer was not without humour: “If people want to spend their Saturday looking at me in a yellow bikini, they’re welcome to do so. I don’t really think yellow’s my color though.” to blow, blew, blown up exploser / Parliament Square place située devant le palais du Parlement / to depict représenter / to take, took, taken flight s’envoler / campaigner militant / crime rate taux de criminalité / alleged supposé, présumé / to tackle ici, combattre / to check vérifier / free speech liberté d’expression / to apply to s’appliquer à.