More than 30,000 people have attended a vigil in honour of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster (via SkySports).
The service, which was held outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool city centre, was led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon.
Several dignitaries spoke a few words, with the city’s Mayor Joe Anderson, Kenny Dalglish, the victims’ families, Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham, and Garston and Halewood MP Maria Eagle all taking their turn on the stage.
The mayor kicked things off, saying “Yesterday, the wall of lies was finally torn down. The real truth came out yesterday. It was because of the incompetence of those in charge who tried to lay the blame at the door of our fans that the 96 lost their lives.”
The Archbishop added that “Justice never comes cheap, nut nobody would have expected it to take over a quarter of a century for the light of truth to shine on this dark episode in our nation’s history.
“We are all aware of the prolonged suffering of the families who refused to be crushed by indifference, denials, and false accusations.”
Kenny Dalglish read a passage from the Bible, the MPs read the names and ages of the victims, and Margaret Aspinall claimed the “South Yorkshire Police ought to hang their heads in shame”.
At the end of the service, huge banners were furled with the words Truth and Justice alongside the names of all 96 who died, and 96 lanterns were lit.
Unsurprisingly, there was also an incredibly moving rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone. Check it out below:
For those who missed it, you can catch up with the full service thanks to ITV News: