2016 05 – Justice for Hillsborough

Hillsborough: They Never Walked Alone

The families of the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989 have finally received the justice they deserve. The verdict of ‘unlawful killing’ on 26 April 2016 was the culmination of 27 years of struggle. That it has taken 27 years is an damning indictment primarily of the police who from the beginning cast the blame on Liverpool fans to cover up their criminal behaviour. They were supported in this in particular by the SUN newspaper which within days published a tissue of lies about the causes of the tragedy. The families of the 96 and indeed the whole of Liverpool have shown that if working class people stick together they will win. Their lesson in solidarity is one from which we should all learn and apply in other areas of our lives.