Peru closes Machu Picchu as protesters face arrest in Lima

PERU closed its famed tourist site Machu Picchu yesterday as authorities expelled protesters from a Lima university where they have been sheltering as they wage relentless anti-government demonstrations in the capital.

Protests demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte have been ongoing since early last month, leaving 46 people dead and prompting the government to impose a state of emergency in violence-hit areas.