The Decentralized Culture Directorate and the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Directorate said in a statement yesterday that visitors with tickets for January 21 or later can get a refund up to one month after the show ends.
On Saturday, Peru’s national police raided the National University of San Marcos to clear protesters, the military said on Twitter. According to the tweets, officials were interviewed by representatives of the university who said that unknown persons “used violence” against university employees and controlled the university campus, including the institution’s doors.
The university said on Saturday that the National Police opened the doors of the university, which was occupied by protesters who “participated in international protests.” More than 100 protesters were arrested, Interior Minister Vincent Romero Fernandez said in a tweet.
Between 200 and 300 police entered the university campus with the help of an armored car to clear the protesters, according to state news agency Andina. Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters near the entrance gates, the media added.
The Inca temple of Machu Picchu is seen in Cusco, Peru, in this December 2, 2014 file photo.
According to Andina, parts of the Urubamba-Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu railway were damaged during the anti-government protests on Thursday, which caused the suspension of trains until further notice. A derailed train left 418 people — including hundreds of foreign nationals — missing in the Machu Picchu region.
The group was transferred in two trains early Saturday afternoon and taken from Machu Picchu to the city of Piscacucho where buses will take them to Cusco, according to a statement on the government website.
PeruRail said on Thursday it was suspending its services to and from Machu Picchu, among other places, because routes were closed and damaged in various places.
“We regret the inconvenience caused to our passengers, however (it is) due to factors beyond the company’s control due to the protests in Cuzco,” he said.
CNN’s Karol Suarez contributed to this report.