The movement to commemorate the 23-year-old Lee Seon-ho (23), who died while working on cargo at Pyeongtaek Port on the 22nd of last month, is spreading around social media, online bulletin boards, and cafes.
Netizens in memory of Lee Seon-ho are expressing bitterness, saying that they first heard the news on social media before Lee's death was reported in the media.
Online, compared to the death of a medical student Son Jung-min, there is a shared article saying that it is a heartbreaking death of a young man in his twenties, but the public interest is overwhelmingly high in the case of Son.
The memorialists expressed regret, saying, "The accident of a college student who died in Hangang Park is widely covered in the media. Why was Lee Seon-ho's death unknown?"
Kim Jin-sook, a leader at the Busan Regional Headquarters of the Federation of Trade Unions, said on social media'same death and different interests. A young worker who couldn't close his eyes because of a 300kg iron ball was posted and criticized the reality that the death of a young worker could not be illuminated.
In the commentary of Youth Union, he pointed out, "These days the saying that everyone is equal before death is becoming obnoxious."
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