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La Diosa del Metro Monserrat Morilles arrested for pole dancing on the subway

By Pav Jordan

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A stripper who danced 

on the poles of Santiago subway trains to 

challenge the prudishness of Chilean 

society was arrested on Thursday during 

one of her lightning performances.



Monserrat Morilles, 26, 

surprised subway riders all week stripping to skimpy underwear, 

but she refused tips.

She said she was protesting a lack of tolerance in Chile, 

one of Latin America’s most conservative societies where the first generation since the Pinochet dictatorship is reaching adulthood.

“This is just a beginning. 

We are starting an idea here that will grow and be developed further,” 

she told Reuters as police and subway guards surrounded her.

The professional pole dancer worked quickly all week to avoid arrest, 

getting on at one station, 

finding a subway car with no children on it and stripping in time to exit at the next station.



Chilean media dubbed her “La Diosa del Metro” or Subway Goddess. 

She called her performances “happy minutes.”

“Chile is still a pretty timid country,” 

said her manager Gustavo Pradenas. 

“People aren’t very extroverted and we want to take aim at that and make Chile a happier country.


One Response to “La Diosa del Metro Monserrat Morilles arrested for pole dancing on the subway”

    why cant they do that here in the States; Id consider riding a bus!

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