Sept. 17 (UPI) -- California activists said Tuesday they would fly the "Baby Trump" balloon, which has been used in some protests worldwide, to mock President Donald Trump during his visit to the Bay Area.
Protest organizer William Johnson posted on Facebook that the balloon would fly in South Bay Rossoti Park in Portola Valley Tuesday morning after his fundraising group on the site raised nearly $4,000.
"President Trump is coming to CA on September 17th and 18th, and we're going to show him that he is not welcome here!," the post reads. "This is a protest against the president of the United States, and his Administration."
Trump's two-day visit will include fundraising stops in Beverly Hills and San Diego along with Palo Alto, expected to raise $15 million for Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee comprised of the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.
The Federal Aviation Administration Saturday issued a VIP flight restriction prohibiting "balloon operations" in a 32-miles radius around Palo Alto.
However, Alan Marling, a San Francisco activist said the balloon would be flown despite restrictions.
Organizers from Raging Grannies and Vigil for Democracy planned to meet at Rossotti Field in Portola Valley and follow the president's helicopters to the fundraising event at the Palo Alto mansion.