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Mourners and Argentina police clash following Diego Maradona’s death

Fri 27 November 2020 | 10:46

On the first day of honoring Maradona’s death, many fans gathered around to honor the memory of the lost legend, but the mourning eventually led to a clash with the police.

Following

Diego Maradona

’s death on Wednesday, many fans gathered in the streets of Buenos Aires to pay a tribute to the former

Argentina

and

Napoli

legend, but their mourning did not last when the police arrived to deal with the large number of crowds attending Plaza de Mayo square.

The superstar’s body which will be kept in the presidential Mansion,

Casa Rosada

, until the end of the three-day national mourning, will be later buried in Jardines de Bella Vista cemetery where his parents laid to rest.

Though fans were permitted ten hours of attendance during Thursday, the number of attendees exceeded and to control their attendance the police tried to control the crowds with tear gas and water cannons. Bottles and fences were also used to surround Maradona’s temporary place of rest.

On the other hand Maradona's lawyer,

Matias Morla

, called for an investigation into the cause of the legend’s death.

"It is inexplicable that for 12 hours my friend has had no attention or check-up from the personnel dedicated to these ends,"

he wrote on Twitter.

"The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy."


source: SportMob