Blowing off anger during Easter celebrations, Mexican revelers displayed their antipathy toward Donald Trump by burning hundreds of effigies of the GOP presidential candidate during traditional fêtes.
According to the International Business Times, “Mexican media reported that hundreds of such effigies were burned up and down the country, as part of Mexico’s Holy Week tradition. The effigies traditionally represent Judas Iscariot, the disciple of Jesus who betrayed his boss – but in the modern day, they’re usually modeled on unpopular politicians.
Trump has consistently said he would build a wall across the full 2,000-mile length of U.S.-Mexican border and accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug runners across the border. His position that the Mexican government will pay for it has made him wildly unpopular in the south-of-the-border nation.
Reuters reported hundreds of cheering residents of Mexico City’s poor La Merced neighborhood took to the streets, yelling “death” and other insults as they watched a “grinning papier-mâché mock-up of the real-estate tycoon, replete with blue blazer, red tie and his trademark tuft of blond hair” go up in flames.