Donald Trump's set to make pigs fly in Chicago

"The art folly has been created to provide visual relief to the citizens of Chicago"

Donald Trump's set to make pigs fly in Chicago

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Protesters in Chicago are hoping to stage an unusual protest during the summer months.

An architecture design group called New World Projects is crowdfunding to stage a parade of flying golden pigs in downtown Chicago.

The ultimate goal is to block the all-caps 'TRUMP' sign on the US president's skyscraper at the heart of the city.

"The art folly has been created to provide visual relief to the citizens of Chicago," the group behind the protest said.

"Flying Pigs on Parade is intended to first deploy in Chicago as a single day art installation. Most of the technical bits have been resolved. We are currently progressing through requirements for municipal approval, negotiating a float-date in late summer," it added.

"The project is a bold visual response to the loud, illogical and frequently hateful expressions that engulfed the elections and now define the activities of U.S. leadership. We see this folly as a gesture in support of those of more rational, optimistic and inclusive minds. We are proud and rational Americans," the organisers continued.

They have also received an endorsement from Rodger Waters, the Pink Floyd bassist and co-frontman.

His band flew a similar pig over Battersea power station in London on the cover of its 1977 Animals LP - and also released floating pigs during live shows.

Trump's Chicago tower is a 98 storey building - when it was opened in 2009 it was the fourth largest building in the US.