Mexicans Celebrate Easter By Burning Figures Of Trump
A group of people gathered in Mexico to take part in a long tradition during Easter of burning an effigy, and this year they picked Donald Trump as the figure.
The ceremony is an annual tradition in which people burn Judas. While sometimes this is represented as a demon or other devil, it can also be people. This year, some chose Donald Trump as the traitor to offer to God in fire at the holy festival.
The Hill reports:
The demons in the ritual are usually forked-tongue devils, flaming dragons and politicians, according to The Washington Post. The burning symbolizes the destruction of evil.
“For Latinos here and in the U.S., [Donald Trump is] a danger, a real threat,” Leonardo Linares told The Washington Post.
“He’s a good man to burn as a Judas,” Linares added about his Trump effigy.
Trump has repeatedly threatened throughout his presidential campaign to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it.
When Trump announced his candidacy in June, he infamously referred to undocumented immigrants from Mexico as “rapists” and “criminals.”