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Posted by Yaki-Jones 15 days ago

The Sewol Ferry Memorial in Seoul to be removed due to reconstruction of Gwanghwamun Square

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The city of Seoul announced the Sewol Ferry Memorial will be removed due to the reconstruction of Gwanghwamun Square. 

According to an NGO report on July 9th, the city of Seoul announced the removal of the Sewol Ferry Memorial to the bereaved families on July 5th. The city asked the families to clean out their belongings such as pictures from July 21st to 25th. The disposal will begin on the 26th per the city's announcement. 

The bereaved families of the Sewol Ferry agreed to remove the memorial space during the construction but insisted on rebuilding the memorial after the reconstruction of the square. The city, however, disagreed with them. They suggested installing a remembrance stone instead of restoring the memorial. 

The NGO came in support of the bereaved families, saying the city's decision is erasing the tragedy of Sewol Ferry. The government official commented, "The memorial space was planned to be temporary until the reconstruction begins when it was first established in April of 2019. We have met with families 7 times explaining this after the reconstruction plans were solidified."

Meanwhile, this past April 16th marked the seventh anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Sewol Ferry, where many young children lost their lives.

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seafiant
seafiant2,859 pts 15 days ago 3
15 days ago

Reminds me about the 9/11 site how it was going to be something like a garden..until business got their way and turned it into a skyscraper with huge rental prices. A memorial stone? Really??

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andreeeaaa
andreeeaaa47 pts 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I hope he changes his mind and they change his location and don't demolish it because it was done in memory of the victims and it is something that should not be destroyed

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