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Protest SymbolismPlay
Effigies are often used by protestors to symbolize their disapproval of a public figure. SlideThey marched with an effigy of the corrupt leader, voicing their anger.
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Cultural RitualsPlay
In some cultures, burning an effigy can be part of a traditional ritual or celebration. SlideOn Guy Fawkes Night, a historical effigy is traditionally burned in the UK.
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Burning an effigy often conveys contempt and can be a powerful symbol of protest or rejection. SlideThe crowd's decision to burn the politician's effigy was a stark expression of their disdain.