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Presidential candidate pelted with eggs

2013-06-19 22:38

Chile - Chilean protesters have thrown eggs at a conservative presidential candidate after he performed a Zumba dance.

It seems they objected more to Pablo Lungueira's politics than his dancing ability.

Local radio Bio Bio reports that construction workers threw eggs at Longueira on Wednesday after his performance at a campaign event in the capital of Santiago.

Longueira, of the conservative Alianza coalition, is a former economy minister who was close to ex-dictator General Augusto Pinochet. He's running in 30 June primary against former defense minister Andres Allamand for the chance to represent the center-right coalition.

Police arrested a man last month for spitting on center-left presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet during a campaign event.

Bachelet, the frontrunner in the 17 November presidential vote, enjoyed high popularity ratings during her 2006-10 presidency.

Comments
  • Tommo Too - 2013-06-19 23:47

    Shocking English title. Where was the presidential candidate and the eggs thrown?? Eggs thrown at presidential candidate is the correct version.

      Gwilym John Howes - 2013-06-20 00:00

      Agree. This reporter, AND HIS / HER EDITOR should resign and sweep floors. It is a disgrace that people who earn their living by writing get away with shoddy grammar like this. Just pathetic!

      Stirer Kathray - 2013-06-20 05:55

      The media are in the forefront of the decline of the English language. There used to be a saying, read the press and listen to the radio if you want to learn to speak English properly.

      Stirer Kathray - 2013-06-20 05:56

      Correction: The media IS in the forefront ..... Another common mistake that has taken root.

      Tommo Too - 2013-06-20 08:25

      Thank you for changing the title news24. Much better.

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