Tourists queue to sign a petition to the rail company to be evacuated on a “humanitary train” in Machu Picchu, Peru on Friday. Photo: AFP
Tourists queue to sign a petition to the rail company to be evacuated on a “humanitary train” in Machu Picchu, Peru on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Peru closes famed tourist site Machu Picchu amid anti-government protests

  • Demonstrations demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte have been ongoing since early December, leaving 46 people dead
  • At least 400 people, including 300 foreigners, are stranded at the foot of the site, in the town of Aguas Calientes, and pleading to be evacuated