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Boxes of petitions

, July 15, 2014

A man arranges a box containing signatures of South Koreans petitioning for the enactment of a special law after the mid-April Sewol ferry disaster, at Yeouido Park in Seoul on July 15. The petition is demanding the government for an impartial investigation into the disaster, as well as just punishment for those responsible and measures to prevent its recurrence, according to local media. Many of the 250 children who drowned when the ferry sank would have survived if the crew had issued a simple order to evacuate to emergency decks just outside their cabins, a prosecutor said on July 8. The words on the box read, "10,000,000 citizens' signatures demanding Special Law for April 16 Sewol Ferry Tragedy".   Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji




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