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Argentina: Scuffles outside Casa Rosada amid mass queues to honour Maradona01:28

Argentina: Scuffles outside Casa Rosada amid mass queues to honour Maradona

Argentina, Buenos Aires
November 26, 2020 at 17:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tension erupted between mourners and police at the entrance to Casa Rosada, where the wake of Diego Armando Maradona was being held, on Thursday morning.

Police officers with helmets and shields intervened to try to disperse the huge crowd of fans that crowded the entrance to the Government Palace to say their last goodbye to the Argentinean star.

The Argentine government has decreed three days of national mourning after the announcement of the death of the legendary footballer.

Maradona passed away aged 60 on Wednesday. He was hospitalised two weeks ago, to remove a blood clot from his brain, and released eight days later following a successful operation.

Argentina: Scuffles outside Casa Rosada amid mass queues to honour Maradona01:28
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Tension erupted between mourners and police at the entrance to Casa Rosada, where the wake of Diego Armando Maradona was being held, on Thursday morning.

Police officers with helmets and shields intervened to try to disperse the huge crowd of fans that crowded the entrance to the Government Palace to say their last goodbye to the Argentinean star.

The Argentine government has decreed three days of national mourning after the announcement of the death of the legendary footballer.

Maradona passed away aged 60 on Wednesday. He was hospitalised two weeks ago, to remove a blood clot from his brain, and released eight days later following a successful operation.

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