WARN press release on Hillsborough Inquest Verdict
Tonight members of the West Against Racism Network ( WARN) and the West Belfast Liverpool Supporters Club joined forces with Gael Force Arts to unfurl a banner on the Black Mountain in solidarity with the Hillsborough families.
On the day the inquest delivered its historic verdict of ‘unlawful killing’ in relation to the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans in the Hillsborough tragedy, people in West Belfast showed their solidarity by writing 96 in large lettering on the side of the Black Mountain.
We applaud the Hillsborough families for their tenacity and determination in the face of obstruction by the state and smear campaigns by sections of the media. Their vindication today comes at the end of decades of struggle for the truth to come out about how their loved ones died. Following today’s inquest verdict there is now a need for action to be taken to hold those responsible to account.
Like the Bloody Sunday relatives, the Hillsborough families and their fight for justice acts as a beacon of courage for all those struggling for truth and justice in relation to state involvement in the deaths of their loved ones. We hope today’s verdict gives encouragement to the Ballymurphy families in particular in their own struggle for truth and justice.