Mexico Burns Effigies of Donald Trump in Easter Celebrations Favorite 


Mar 27 2016



Credit: YURI CORTEZ / Stringer
Caption:Mexican's hang an effigy representing US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before being set on fire, March 26, 2016 in Mexico City during Holy Week celebrations. For many years Mexicans have made cardboard figures representing all forms of evil, which are then torched commemorating the 'Burning of Judas,' a tradition in which Mexicans torch effigies of the devil, politicians and others they dislike on the eve of Easter Sunday. Mexicans have found a new way to blow off steam over Donald Trump -- creating an effigy of the White House hopeful to burn in an Easter ritual. Some 61 percent of Mexicans hold a negative opinion of Trump -- who has vowed to force Mexico to pay for a huge wall across the US border to stop illegal migration -- an opinion poll found this month. / AFP / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
"Across Mexico, people celebrating Easter took part in a Holy Week tradition Saturday that involves burning figures representing Judas Iscariot, who the Bible says betrayed Jesus Christ.
This year, Reuters reports many effigies bore a likeness to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who has been notoriously combative toward neighboring Mexico.
President Enrique Peña Nieto has said his country will not pay for the wall that Trump wants to build to keep out illegal immigrants.
Sorry, Trump." Julie Kliegman

Posted by JohnnyMondo on

Featured in these Galleries