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Liverpool commemorates 35th Hillsborough anniversary

Liverpool will observe a minute of silence to mark the Hillsborough tragedy’s 35th anniversary.

On Monday, April 15, at precisely 3:06 pm, the moment the fateful match was called off, a moment of silence will be observed in memory of the 97 individuals who lost their lives. A bell will toll 97 times in honour of each victim after the silence.

Councillor Mary Rasmussen, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, will lead the event, which is being held in Exchange Flags (behind Liverpool Town Hall). The public is invited to congregate at the site as a sign of respect.

The names of the 97 fans who lost their lives in the tragedy are inscribed on a unique Freedom of the City plaque, which will be on display at Liverpool Town Hall from 3 pm to 4.30 pm on that day. The honour was bestowed on the 96 in September 2016, and in May 2022, Andrew Devine’s name was added to the list after he became the disaster’s 97th victim.

Along with the half-mast flags flying from city civic buildings, the Town Hall will be lit red during the evening.

The Exchange Flags tribute will be live streamed on Liverpool City Council’s Facebook page from 3pm.


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