April 15: Today we remember the 96 fallen at Hillsborough

A tragedy that killed 96 LFC fans. In the aftermath, it bought an end to perimeter fencing, over crowded terraces, reformed policing practices, and improved medical services. The changes have bought safety and comfort to the English football fan even as other European nations struggle with regular breakdowns.
Strangely enough even after 20 years many details of that day remain unknown because the British government’s inquiry never went public with its findings increasing the anguish of those who lost loved ones in that tragedy and wanted answers. Despite many appeals and campaigns, the government’s 30 year moratorium on declassification means that another decade will pass before the truth is revealed. That maybe about to change as calls for transparency have gotten louder within the government.

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