Pranksters Fly ‘Spy Balloon’ Over Chinese Embassy

  • UK pranksters have been accused of trying to start “World War 3” after flying a “spy” balloon over the Chinese embassy amid the alleged “balloon espionage” scandal between the US and China.
  • Video of their helium-filled fact-finding mission has racked up nearly a million views on their TikTok channel, Josh_and_Archie.
  • “We thought that considering the Chinese are such fans of these balloons that they would have liked it,” Josh Pieters, 29, one half of the online comedy duo Josh & Archie, told Kennedy News of the prank, which they filmed Feb. 8 at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Marylebone, London.