The parade of the world champion Argentina National Team was canceled before they could reach the Obelisk Square in Buenos Aires due to the large crowd and possible security problems. The National Team was taken off the bus by a helicopter and taken to the Argentine Football Federation campus.
“The World Champions are flying in helicopters on the parade route because it was impossible to continue on the ground because of the explosion of joy,” said Gabriela Cerruti, spokeswoman for the Presidency.
AFTER CANCELLATION EVENTS ARE OUT! THERE ARE DEAD AND WOUNDED…
The crowd waiting in the Obelisk Square was enraged when they learned that Messi and his friends would not come to the arena. Although the police of Buenos Aires warned that the crowd should disperse calmly, the crowd, which had been waiting for hours to see the World Cup and the National Team, which came 36 years later, started to stir up anger.
The events escalated when the police tried to intervene in the crowd with tear gas and water cannon. Fans also began to pour substance on the police. Many fans were detained.
It was announced that a supporter who jumped on the roof during the celebrations fell to the ground as a result of the collapse of the roof and was taken to the hospital and died despite all the interventions.
It was also stated that a 5-year-old child who was hit by a piece of marble that broke off from the obelisk during the events was seriously injured and was taken to the intensive care unit. It was stated that besides the 5-year-old child, 4 more people were in a coma due to the events.
THEY MISSED THE POLICE CAR
It was also revealed in videos on social media that angry fans who filled the squares hijacked a police car and rendered it unusable.