Peru Protests: Machu Picchu Closed Indefinitely, Tourists Stranded

Macchu Pichu sunset

At a glance

  • Peru has closed its famous tourist site Machu Picchu indefinitely over the ongoing protests against the country’s new president.
  • The government said it closed the site, and the Inca trail hike leading up to it, to protect tourists and citizens.
  • Hundreds of people who were stuck for hours at the foot of the 15th Century Inca citadel have now been rescued.
  • The violent protests, which have seen dozens of people killed, began when Peru’s previous leader was ousted.

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