The families of 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster are to begin studying in detail the contents of a damning report into the actions of official bodies in the aftermath of the tragedy.
The 395-page report, published on Wednesday by the Hillsborough Independent Panel, laid bare a shocking cover-up which attempted to shift the blame on to its victims.
In contrast, "the vast majority of fans on the pitch assisted in rescuing and evaluating the injured and the dead", the panel said.
The families of the 96 Liverpool fans killed 23 years ago said the report had vindicated them and have pledged to carry on their fight by pursuing criminal prosecutions against those who they said should "hang their heads in shame".
The Liverpool supporters died in a crush at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 15 1989 where their team were to meet Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final.
It is expected that the victims' relatives, largely represented by the Hillsborough Families Support Group, will meet in the coming days to discuss how they take matters further.
One of their first steps will be to start the process of overturning the inquest verdicts of accidental death, which is already being considered by the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve.
Margaret Aspinall, chairwoman of the Hillsborough Families Support Group, said: "They were a disgrace, they were a mockery and the system should be ashamed of itself. The fight will go on."
Support group president, Trevor Hicks, who lost two daughters at Hillsborough, also said they would now press for criminal action against those involved in the disaster, adding: "The truth is out today, justice starts tomorrow."
Prime Minister David Cameron led a chorus of apologies - including from former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie, current Sun editor Dominic Mohan and the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) chief constable - and said that Attorney General Dominic Grieve will review the report as quickly as possible in order to decide whether to apply to the High Court to quash the original, flawed inquest and order a new one.