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Donald Trump Effigy Burned During Annual Easter Eve Celebrations in Mexico

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Mexican's set fire to an effigy of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on March 26, 2016 in Mexico City during Holy Week celebrations. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexicans are setting fire to effigies Donald Trump, President Barack Obama and others during an annual Easter ritual.

The tradition is similar to the “burning of Judas,” in which Christians burn effigies of Judas around Easter.

Mexicans, instead, burn cardboard effigies of the devil, politicians and people they generally don’t like.

Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, was a predictable choice. When he declared his presidential campaign, he called Mexicans emigrating to the United States “criminals” and “rapists.”

He’s vowed to make Mexico pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, which has drawn the ire of many Mexicans.

There was also an effigy of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the notorious leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who escaped from prison and was recaptured in January.

A symbol of abhorred extremist group ISIS also got thrown into the embers.

Obama’s effigy also made the cut. It could be because U.S. deportation of undocumented immigrants reached a record-high in 2013.

The President has been under fire for increasing immigration raids and deportations during his administration.