Mexicans to burn Donald Trump effigy in Easter ritual

3/25/16 The Business Times

[MEXICO CITY] Some 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.

It took Felipe Linares a week to make the more than 2m papier-mache likeness of Trump wearing a blue suit, white shirt and red tie in his Mexico City workshop.

The smiling figure will go up in flames on Saturday during 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.

“We are going to burn Trump now because we don’t like him. He speaks ill of Mexicans,” Mr Linares said, referring to the real estate tycoon’s description of Mexican migrants as criminals and rapists.

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