After a funeral vigil which took place this Thursday in Buenos Aires, during which the Argentinian people were able to pay him a last tribute, Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday, was buried in family privacy.
Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona was buried at around 8 p.m. on Thursday in a private family ceremony in a Buenos Aires cemetery, at the end of a day when thousands of fans returned him a last tribute, according to the images of Argentine television.
The hearse carrying the coffin covered with the Argentine flag had left the presidential palace at the end of the day, greeted by thousands of people along the roads before the coffin was buried in a family vault.
Una de las imágenes más difíciles de asimilar: el cuerpo de Diego ya se encuentra en la Casa Rosada para el velatorio. pic.twitter.com/iWsRfWWKh7
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At dawn, a long line of thousands of supporters had begun to meander dawn around the historic Place de Mai in the hope of entering the “Casa Rosada,” the seat of the Argentine presidency where was organized a fiery chapel.
Clashes at the end of the day
But not all were able to say a last farewell to their idol and several incidents tarnished this collection moment. The closed coffin containing the remains of the football legend, covered with the Argentinian flag and the various jerseys of the teams for which Maradona played, in particular, those of the Argentine selection and Boca Juniors flocked with the mythical number 10, had to be moved, according to a government source. Supporters had invaded the courtyard of the presidency.
Clashes also broke out in the adjacent streets with the police, who used rubber bullets and tore gas to exchange projectiles of all kinds.
Before this agitated end of the day, fist raised or handed on the heart; many fans were, however, able to follow one another in front of the remains of their idol, who died Wednesday at the age of 60 from cardiac arrest.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has decreed three days of national mourning.
Clashes between Maradona fans and the police began during a memorial service in Buenos Aires. Fans of the football player throw bottles at law enforcement officers. pic.twitter.com/p8W1rjaax2
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