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Mayor in Chile sprints away from journalists mid-interview

She’s running FROM office! Mayor in Chile sprints away from journalists mid-interview as they ask her about violence rocking the country

  • Mayor in Chile avoided questions from journalists by quite literally running away
  • Evelyn Matthei, mayor of Providencia, was surrounded by reporters on Thursday
  • Matthei suddenly took off and ran away from the crowd with impressive speed 

A mayor in Chile took a novel approach to skirting questions from journalists as she quite literally ran away from them. 

Reporters were attempting to interview the mayor of Providencia commune Evelyn Matthei, 65, while walking down the street on Thursday when she suddenly took off without warning and sped away from them in an impressive turn of pace. 

The peculiar incident took place in the municipality of Providencia, in the central Chilean region of Santiago.

A mayor in Chile took a novel approach to skirting questions from journalists as she quite literally ran away from them

Reporters were attempting to interview the mayor of Providencia commune Evelyn Matthei, 65, while walking down the street on Thursday when she broke into a jog

Reporters were attempting to interview the mayor of Providencia commune Evelyn Matthei, 65, while walking down the street on Thursday when she broke into a jog 

The peculiar incident took place in the municipality of Providencia, in the central Chilean region of Santiago

The peculiar incident took place in the municipality of Providencia, in the central Chilean region of Santiago

It comes as the country has been gripped with protests over the last few weeks, with thousands taking to the streets demanding better social services. 

The video shows Matthei, who also served as Minister of Labor and Social Security until 2013, surrounded by journalists with microphones and camera operators. 

Wearing a yellow visibility vest and jeans, she quickly pushes her way through the crowd to jog down the street. 

‘She’s run off,’ a reporter from a local channel says. ‘She doesn’t want to talk anymore.’

But the journalists don’t let her get away easily and give chase, catching up to the 65-year-old to ask her if she felt unfairly treated by the press.

However she breaks into an impressive run and manages to evade them again. 

The journalists don't let her get away easily and give chase, catching up to the 65-year-old to ask her if she felt unfairly treated by the press

Matthei runs away from reporters as they try to ask her questions

the journalists don’t let her get away easily and give chase, catching up to the 65-year-old to ask her if she felt unfairly treated by the press. However she breaks into an impressive run and manages to evade them again

Evelyn Matthei, 65, (pictured) served as Minister of Labor and Social Security under President Sebastian Pinera until 2013. She is now serving as the Providencia mayor with a term from 2016-2020

Evelyn Matthei, 65, (pictured) served as Minister of Labor and Social Security under President Sebastian Pinera until 2013. She is now serving as the Providencia mayor with a term from 2016-2020

Matthei later posted the clip to her personal Twitter page, with the caption: ‘A little exercise is always good to start the morning.

‘We will win the race against destruction and vandalism, and we will get Providencia back on its feet alongside @Muni_Provi.’ 

Matthei served as Minister of Labor and Social Security under President Sebastian Pinera until 2013. 

She is now serving as the Providencia mayor with a term from 2016-2020. 

Demonstrations across central Chile were originally triggered by a now-suspended rise in the price of metro fares in Santiago.

Protesters reportedly gathered outside Costanera shopping centre in Providencia social unrest grips Chile.

President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday increased surveillance and penalties for offenders in the protests.

Chile has also pulled out of hosting the COP25 climate summit in early December, and an Apec trade forum later next month.

Local media report that since the beginning of the social protests in Chile, more than 20 people have died and thousands have been arrested.

 



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