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Hillsborough Disaster Memorial

Hillsborough Disaster Memorial is held on April 15. Liverpool, England. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us Help us 
15 April - Hillsborough Disaster Memorial
THE FA CUP SOCCER SEMI-FINAL between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was held on April 15, 1989, at Sheffield Wednesdays Hillsborough Stadium, a neutral venue. When police made the unfortunate choice to open the stadium gates during the game, a total of 96 Liverpool supporters were killed in a crowd crush, and hundreds more injured. The disaster was caused by a combination of high fences surrounding the pitch and a mistake by South Yorkshire Police, who ordered the opening of a gate to the stadium in an attempt to prevent crowd trouble outside it. This resulted in a rush into the Leppings Lane Stand where as usual, spectators stood behind the goal to watch the game rather than being seated.

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