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Riot breaks out at Maradona's funeral

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Last updated on: November 27, 2020 02:54 IST
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Riot police officers clash with fans of Maradona during the funeral of the late football legend on Thursday

IMAGE: Riot police officers clash with fans of Maradona during the funeral of the late football legend on Thursday. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images

A riot broke out outside the presidential palace where the mortal remains of Diego Maradona lay in state in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

 

Thousands gathered outside the Casa Rosada to pay their last respects to the Argentine football legend but trouble started when people who were in the queue reportedly started throwing bottles at the police outside the presidential palace. 

A fan of Diego Maradona is detained by riot police during clashes at the funeral of the football great 

IMAGE: A fan of Diego Maradona is detained by riot police during clashes at the funeral of the football great. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images

A riot broke out here after and police were forced to fire water cannons on the crowd. Some people were also detained as they confronted the police. 

Riot police officers clash with fans of Diego Maradona 

IMAGE: Riot police officers clash with fans of Diego Maradona. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images

According to reports, there were instances of several robberies as people were robbed off their mobile phones in the melee outside the presidential palace.

People walk away from Casa Rosada after riots break out during Diego Maradona's funeral

IMAGE: People walk away from Casa Rosada after riots break out during Diego Maradona's funeral. Photograph: Federico Peretti/Getty Images

A fan of Diego Maradona is detained by riot police

IMAGE: A fan of Diego Maradona is detained by riot police during clashes at the late football legend's funeral. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images

A woman faints during clashes between some fans and riot police

 

IMAGE: A woman faints during clashes between some fans and riot police. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images
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