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Liverpool remembers Hillsborough anniversary

A minute’s silence will be held in Liverpool to mark the 35th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

The silence will be observed on Monday 15 April at 3.06pm – the exact time at which the fateful match was stopped – in memory of the 97 people who lost their lives. Following the silence, a bell will toll 97 times in tribute to each victim.

Taking place in Exchange Flags (behind Liverpool Town Hall) it will be led by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Mary Rasmussen and members of the public are encouraged to gather in the location to show their respect.

On the day, Liverpool Town Hall will be open to the public from 3pm-4.30pm to allow people to see a special Freedom of the City plaque which is engraved with the names of the 97 fans who lost their lives as a result of the disaster. The honour was bestowed on the 96 in September 2016, and Andrew Devine’s name was added in May 2022 after becoming the disaster’s 97th victim.

Flags will also be flown at half-mast from civic buildings across the city and the Town Hall will also light up red in the evening.

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