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Indian-origin activist places inflatable Donald Trump chicken near WH

Taran Singh Brar, a documentary filmmaker, placed the Chicken Don in the lawn

Press Trust of India  |  Wednesday 

Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

A giant inflatable with a hair style has been placed near the by an Indian-origin activist to protest the president's stand on releasing his returns, dealing with and engaging with Russian President

Taran Singh Brar, a documentary filmmaker, placed the "Don" in the lawn, just south of the and near the Washington Monument with due permission from the National Park Service and the Secret Service.

"The tallest thing they usually allow on the Ellipse is the national Christmas tree," he said. "They gave me a waiver for the 30-foot tall Don."

"Trump is too to release his returns, to stand up to Putin," he told the local media.

"We are out here to criticise our president for being weak and ineffective as a leader and being too afraid to release his returns, too afraid to stand up to Putin and now engaged in a game of with Kim Jong Un," Brar was quoted as saying by the Washington Examiner.

"Yet he wants a military parade in DC. It's all incongruous, and we are here to make fun of him for that," Brar said. According to whom the angry-looking which has golden-orange hair and hand gestures in Trump's style is available for purchase on eBay for USD 1,500.

Early this year, Brar started an online fund raising campaign for this unique protest.

"Hey everybody! We are raising money to bring Don to the Help the cross the road... Pennsylvania Avenue," he wrote on his fund raising post-March.

"We think the coward squawking in the is too to show his returns, too to stand up to Putin, and too to face the press. We've been inflating Don in his backyard so he knows no one is scared but him," Brar said.

Trump, however, has missed the protest as he has been staying at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

His absence probably made Brar's protest easier.

"I realised it's actually better, because the symbolism works and the Secret Service won't be as jumpy," Brar said.

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 15:48 IST