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UK: Thousands attend vigil for Hillsborough victims in Liverpool02:20

UK: Thousands attend vigil for Hillsborough victims in Liverpool

United Kingdom, Liverpool
April 27, 2016 at 23:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

An estimated 30,000 people gathered in front of St. George's Hall in Liverpool, Wednesday, to attend a vigil in memory of the 96 victims who died in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. The event was held one day after the conclusion of an inquest into the deaths which found that the fans were "unlawfully killed."

During the vigil, attendees waved Liverpool F.C scarfs, while chanting "justice for the 96". Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and former Liverpool F.C player and manger Kenny Dalglish were among the officials to address the crowd. As the vigil came to an end the crowd sang the Liverpool F.C anthem 'You'll never walk alone.'

On Tuesday, a Warrington Court jury concluded that the police "caused or contributed" to the fateful 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The jury stated that the 96 Liverpool fans, who were crushed in a crowd at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, were "unlawfully killed."

At the time of the Hillsborough disaster, the police and parts of the press contributed to a different spin on events, where they claimed the fans themselves were to blame for the disaster.

Former South Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield claimed, at the time, that the fans forced a gate open, causing them to be crushed. 'The Sun' newspaper's editor Kelvin MacKenzie ran with a story that claimed fans attacked rescue workers entering the stadium. He has since admitted the newspaper's story was a "fundamental mistake."

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An estimated 30,000 people gathered in front of St. George's Hall in Liverpool, Wednesday, to attend a vigil in memory of the 96 victims who died in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. The event was held one day after the conclusion of an inquest into the deaths which found that the fans were "unlawfully killed."

During the vigil, attendees waved Liverpool F.C scarfs, while chanting "justice for the 96". Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and former Liverpool F.C player and manger Kenny Dalglish were among the officials to address the crowd. As the vigil came to an end the crowd sang the Liverpool F.C anthem 'You'll never walk alone.'

On Tuesday, a Warrington Court jury concluded that the police "caused or contributed" to the fateful 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The jury stated that the 96 Liverpool fans, who were crushed in a crowd at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, were "unlawfully killed."

At the time of the Hillsborough disaster, the police and parts of the press contributed to a different spin on events, where they claimed the fans themselves were to blame for the disaster.

Former South Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield claimed, at the time, that the fans forced a gate open, causing them to be crushed. 'The Sun' newspaper's editor Kelvin MacKenzie ran with a story that claimed fans attacked rescue workers entering the stadium. He has since admitted the newspaper's story was a "fundamental mistake."

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