The coffin containing the body of Diego Maradona was removed from the presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Thursday after riots broke out outside.

The family of the deceased football player has been evacuated and brought to safety, according to various Argentinian media.

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In the palace, Argentinians could pay a last tribute to the football legend.

After the police reported that the doors of the Casa Rosada would close at 8 p.m. (Dutch time), riots broke out in various places in the Argentinian capital.

Officers were pelted with stones and had to use tear gas and rubber bullets to maintain order around the place where Maradona is lying in state.

Because of the disturbances, Maradona's family agreed to extend the vigil by three hours, but that did not bring peace back to Buenos Aires.

Thousands of fans feared not being able to get in on time and tried to reach the palace in all kinds of ways.

From 10 a.m. (Dutch time), Argentinians could pay their last respects to Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60 from the consequences of cardiac arrest.

In the first hours, tens of thousands of people passed by the chest of the Argentinian football legend.

Around noon there was

a line of about 3 kilometers

, according to the Argentinian newspaper

Diario Uno

.

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Maradona was to be buried later that day

Maradona was to be buried later on Thursday at Jardín de Paz Cemetery in a suburb of Buenos Aires, where his parents are also buried, but according to Argentine media the funeral has been postponed by several hours.

Due to Maradona's death, the Argentine government declared three days of national mourning on Wednesday.

Maradona, who was active as a player from 1976 to 1997, is seen by many as the best footballer of all time.

Argentina's riot police had to deploy tear grass to maintain order around the place where Diego Maradona's body is laid out.

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