Peru protests: Machu Picchu closed indefinitely and hundreds of tourists evacuated

Machu Picchu site in Peru

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Peruvian authorities announce the possibility of refunding tickets for tourists who were unable to visit Machu Picchu

Peru closed its famous tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, indefinitely, in light of the continuing demonstrations against the country’s new president.

The authorities said they closed the Machu Picchu site and the traditional “Inca” wandering trail leading to it, as a precautionary measure to protect tourists and citizens alike.

Hundreds of people who were stuck for hours at the foot of Machu Picchu, or the “lost castle” as it is called, which dates back to the fifteenth century AD, have now been rescued.

Dozens of people have been killed in violent demonstrations that have erupted in Peru since the overthrow of its former president, Pedro Castillo.

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