Korean ferry sinking: Yellow Ribbon campaign

Before I went to bed last night, I noticed a number of tweets from Korean netizens. It’s about the “yellow ribbon” ~ and so I posted it on my FB wall. The “yellow ribbon” symbolizes the wait for the return of a loved one.

Netizens have been changing their SNS profile (Facebook, Kakaotalk among others) to the yellow ribbon: a yellow background with a bow and the words “하나의 작은 움직임이 큰 기적을” (A small movement for a great miracle).

Yellow ribbon campaign
Yellow ribbon campaign

In Cheonggyecheon, people have been tying up yellow ribbons with messages that those who are still missing will safely return home…

Cheonggyecheon (Photo: Star News)
Cheonggyecheon (Photo: Star News)

It’s been almost a week since the Korean ferry “Sewol” sank and as of 6:20 PM on April 22nd, there are still 194 people missing.

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