Thursday, November 27th1.4°C
24124
24165

Tourists arrested for nude photos in Peru

Just days after Peru's Ministry of Culture called the practice "disrespectful," two Canadian tourists have been arrested for taking nude photos at the historic Machu Picchu site.

Peruvian media reports say the 20-year-old Canadians were arrested on Wednesday for taking photos of each other at the archaeological monument.

The reports identify the Canadians as Marc Antoine Daudelin and Patrice Mathieu and say they were taken away by police and their cellphone photographs erased.

The arrest of the Canadians came a few hours after a pair of Australian tourists were arrested — also for taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.

Nude photos or videos taken at Machu Picchu have recently become common on social media and Peruvian officials have called the practice obscene or profane to the sacred site.

Earlier in the week, Peruvian authorities announced they were stepping up security at Machu Picchu to prevent tourists "from committing this type of behaviour."

The Canadian Press

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.



Read more Canada News

23905


Recent Trending



23744

23854


24228

23918






Member of BC Press Council


24162