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Liverpool marks the deaths of 96 soccer fans

  • FILE- In this file photo dated April 17, 1989, floral tributes are placed by soccer fans at the 'Kop' end of Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, on April 17, 1989, after the Hillsborough April 15 tragedy when fans surged forward during the Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium killing 96 people. The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster were “unlawfully killed” because of errors by the police, a jury concluded Tuesday April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/ Peter Kemp, File)

    FILE- In this file photo dated April 17, 1989, floral tributes are placed by soccer fans at the 'Kop' end of Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, on April 17, 1989, after the Hillsborough April 15 tragedy when fans surged forward during the Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium killing 96 people. The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster were “unlawfully killed” because of errors by the police, a jury concluded Tuesday April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/ Peter Kemp, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man places candles for each of the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster at St George's Hall in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Liverpool is commemorating the deaths of 96 soccer fans crushed to death in a crowded stadium in 1989 after a jury found that blunders by police and emergency services contributed to their deaths. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A man places candles for each of the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster at St George's Hall in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Liverpool is commemorating the deaths of 96 soccer fans crushed to death in a crowded stadium in 1989 after a jury found that blunders by police and emergency services contributed to their deaths. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Home Secretary Theresa May makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday April 27, 2016, following the jury verdict into the 96 soccer fans that died in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster.  The jury found that blunders by police and emergency services contributed to the deaths of 96 soccer fans who were crushed to death in a crowded stadium. (Parliament TV/  PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Home Secretary Theresa May makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday April 27, 2016, following the jury verdict into the 96 soccer fans that died in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster. The jury found that blunders by police and emergency services contributed to the deaths of 96 soccer fans who were crushed to death in a crowded stadium. (Parliament TV/ PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

Liverpool is commemorating the deaths of 96 soccer fans crushed to death in a crowded stadium in 1989 after a jury found that blunders by police and emergency services contributed to their deaths.

The names and ages of the victims will be read outside St George's Hall in Liverpool city center on Wednesday. Families who fought for justice for years say were vindicated by the jury, which said Tuesday that the behavior of the crowd did not contribute to the tragedy at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England.

The original inquest in 1991 recorded verdicts of accidental death. Those verdicts were overturned in 2012 after a far-reaching inquiry into the disaster examined previously secret documents and exposed wrongdoing and mistakes by police.