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An entire class of people abandoned

May 1st, 2016 12:24 pm | By

In the Guardian, another excellent article on Hillsborough, this one by Adrian Tempany, who survived (barely) the crush in pen 3 that day. The reason this story is so fraught is that the victims of the disaster were attacked by the news media, by MPs, and by the police as “yobs” and criminals, and it’s taken 27 years to set that story straight.

We sit here not just as survivors, but as some of the accused. From the moment the inquests began, in March 2014, lawyers for the former match commanders at Hillsborough, led by John Beggs QC, have thrown vicious allegations on their behalf: that we were drunk, without tickets, badly behaved, aggressive and non-compliant. We sit quietly,

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