Maradona Mourners Clash With Police


Tens of thousands of fans eager to honour Diego Maradona lined up to file past the coffin of Argentina’s most iconic soccer star today, some confronting police who tried to maintain order at the country’s presidential mansion.

Some threw bottles and pieces of metal fencing at police near the Casa Rosada in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Officers at one point reportedly used tear gas to try to control them.

Fans blew kisses as they passed Maradona’s wooden casket in the main lobby of the presidential building, some strike their chests with closed fists and shouting, “Let’s go Diego.”

The casket was covered in an Argentine flag and the No. 10 shirt he famously wore for the national team.