Hillsborough: Liverpool Marks 30 Years Since Disaster That Killed 96 Fans

A minute's silence will be held at 3:06pm.
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Liverpool will fall silent at 3.06pm on Monday afternoon to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Banners with images of the 96 fans killed by the crush at an FA Cup game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15 1989 have been hung at St George’s Hall.

The minute’s silence will be held across Liverpool at the time the match was stopped.

Flags on civic buildings will also be flown at half mast and the bells of the Town Hall will toll 96 times.

Traffic going through the tunnels which link the city to the Wirral will be stopped for one minute as the silence is held and the Mersey Ferries will mark the anniversary by sounding their horns.

From Monday morning, 96 lanterns with lit candles will also be displayed on the steps of the hall, where members of the public will be able to pay their respects and leave tributes.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, who will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of the city, said: “The 96 have never been forgotten and even though this city is divided by our footballing allegiances, we have been united in supporting the families and Hillsborough survivors for the past 30 years, and will continue to do so.

“St George’s Hall is our city’s gathering place, whether to celebrate or commemorate, and I can think of no better venue to host a temporary memorial.

“The banners adorned with the images of the 96 will be especially powerful, and the lanterns will serve as a reminder that this city will never forget them.”

A memorial service is due to be held at Liverpool Cathedral at 2.45pm.

The Kop at Anfield will be open between 1pm and 4pm for anyone who would like to sit for a period of reflection.

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