Clashes between police and Maradona fans began in Buenos Aires

In the center of Buenos Aires clashes occurred between police and fans of soccer player Diego Maradona, who came to the ceremony of farewell to his idol, reports AS on Thursday, November 26.

During the skirmishes, law enforcement officers used rubber bullets and tear gas to push the raging fans a few blocks from the intersection of Nuevé de Julio and Avenida de Mayo, which leads to the Presidential Palace Square, where the farewell ceremony with Maradona takes place.

According to the agency, at least two people were detained during the clashes.

In turn, Infobae portal reports that nine people were detained in the capital of Argentina after the death of Maradona for looting, vandalism, resistance to the representative of power and riots.

According to sources, the detentions took place in various locations in the immediate vicinity of the legendary soccer player’s farewell location.

It is also reported that Argentinean President Alberto Fernández, due to the large number of people wishing to say goodbye to the footballer, met with his daughters and agreed to extend the farewell ceremony to 19 hours. Previously, it was assumed that the doors of the presidential palace will be open until 16:00 .

Earlier on Thursday it became known that the queue to the body of Maradona, located in the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, stretched for 2.2 km and the flow of those wishing to say goodbye to the athlete does not run out.