Photos from News1:
The Past Year ‘Frozen in Time’ for Grieving Families of Sewol Victims
Intern reporter Han Seol, designer Chui Jin-mo, designer Lee Eun-joo, designer Bang Eun-yeong. It’s been a year since the April 16, 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry where 304 people lost their lives. Nine people are still missing and have yet to be recovered from the frosty ocean. Tears, waiting, sadness, anger…time has stopped for grieving families this past year. These pictures reflect the past year for families of the Sewol ferry disaster.
Comments from Naver:
Please remember the divers who passed away during the rescue operation, too!!
5281**** [Responding to above]
Why did your good comment get so many down votes? Rest in peace, divers.
kuns**** [Responding to above]
Keke, you wonder why the comment received so many down votes? Because lefty zombie bastards oppose anything that distracts attention from the Sewol victims’ families, keke. The death of divers is a negative factor for the families, keke. Can’t you see that? You can see how hypocritical and selfish they are and they still want attention? What attention when they distinguish Danwon high school students from other victims in the accident? They can have their own protests. It’s their business. This is not just my opinion. A lot of people have already turned their back on the families. Let’s see the reality, please.
aqua**** [Responding to above]
Who would down vote the comment because they don’t feel sad about the divers’ sacrifice? It is because guys like you use their sacrifice to mock the families. Don’t taint their honor and humiliate the dead. Your sarcastic tone makes me want to vomit.
scws**** [Responding to above]
Who’s mocking? You guys want to reveal the truth. People wholeheartedly agree. An accident like that should never happen again. So you can’t accept the truth that has been revealed so far? What is the truth you want? Do you think something new will come out if you do a special investigation? Sure, let’s do it. So what was the problem? The ship was flawed and the coast guard made a mistake. What else? Do you want more compensation money? Please, what is the truth you speak of?
Their tears haven’t dried yet… Time nonchalantly flies. The families were busy going everywhere and trying to reveal the truth. But nothing has gotten better for us. Pathetic, pitiful, sad, outrageous… At least today, I hate being Korean.
mjc0**** [Responding to above]
Just what kind of truth are you talking about…? The families should refrain themselves. Do they think the Blue House is their own living room? They make unreasonable requests and spread conspiracy theories. Why would Park Geun-hye meet them? They also curse out the police who announced in advance that they would block the families’ [entrance]. They say nonsensical things like the Sewol ferry collided with a submarine or the ship belongs to the National Intelligence Service… The families brawled at a pub and didn’t show up at the divers’ funerals. They are like little children…tsk.
9 missing passengers are still in the cold water after 1 year. Negligent accidents still happen. Nothing has changed. I won’t forget until the day when the truth is revealed.
90fk**** [Responding to above]
But the cause and effect have already been revealed? When the navigator veered 5 degrees consecutively, the aged ship’s ballast water didn’t function properly and the cargo made the ship tilt. It was all about the ship’s performance problems. What more do you want to suck out of our tax money?
I won’t forget the families of the victims of Sampoong department store’s collapse and Daegu subway accident and the fallen soldiers of the Yeonpyeong skirmish, bombardment of Yeonpyeong, and Cheonan sinking by North Koreans, I will remember them forever.
pyj0**** [Responding to above]
They were all equally sad incidents. Why are there protests only for the Sewol accident? Why do we have to make a special law for it? Why do you have to mourn for this long? The families beat up people and stood above the law. They call on the President as they please. Why are they so different from other victims’ families?
What have we done for a year up the point the families shaved their heads? How useless of neighbors have we been for them? From now on, more people should act together and support them until the truth is revealed.
One year has passed since the accident. What are we doing now? What has the government done? I’m not trying to criticize someone. We are at a point where we have to think about it. Such accidents can happen to us, too.
I can’t understand the logic of the comments that follow around these articles about the families. They get more attention because most of the victims were Danwon high school students. Nobody stole the attention from the divers, non-student victims, or the harbor’s residents. Why would you try to create a critical viewpoint against them who inevitably got more attention and expressed their voice more actively? Why would you even bring up the Cheonan sinking here and relentlessly comment? I know full well that you guys are paid commenters. Even so, listen to your own conscience!!
ghwl**** [Responding to above]
Kekeke, isn’t it bad business ethics for a paid commenter to accuse others of being paid commenters, you supporters of the Sewol Party’s noble families? I would be understanding of your attempt to manipulate comment sections but now you are accusing others of being paid commenters? Keke You guys have no conscience, kekeke
One year has passed nonchalantly. What have we gained after the big sacrifice? It seems there are more bad things than good things. My heart aches. Find strength, families. Soon the truth will be salvaged.
Who can stop time? The families’ time has stopped. The missing people’s time has stopped, too. Someone stopped their time. Even if you can’t turn back their time, you shouldn’t stop their time. Let time flow by revealing the truth…