'Little Heartful Citizen' summed up the feelings of many as thousands of people flocked to the Star Ferry pier in Central yesterday to take one last picture. That was the signature on a message stuck to the ground outside the terminal calling for people to dress in black and gather at the pier tonight to mourn. It was among similar messages placed by people upset at the closure of the 48-year-old pier, which will see its last sailing at midnight. Visitors to the pier, which was festooned with blue and green ribbons, also perused more than 100 pictures hanging between the verahda poles. The black-and-white, A4-sized images depicted people standing outside the building over the years. Community group See Network will stage what it has called a 'green ribbon' action this afternoon, inviting the public to sign a petition calling for the building to be preserved. Meanwhile, veteran harbour activist Winston Chu Ka-sun, founder and adviser of Society for the Protection of the Harbour, has teamed up with independent legislator Kwok Ka-ki to organise a 'blue-ribbon protest' tomorrow. The duo visited the pier yesterday to promote their protest, attracting dozens of visitors. They chanted slogans demanding that the government stop reclamation and preserve the pier. Pamela Ng brought her five-year-old daughter to say goodbye to the pier. 'We live in the New Territories. My daughter loves the pier. She likes riding the Star Ferry to cross the harbour, buy an ice-cream here and ride the Star Ferry back to Tsim Sha Tsui. Tomorrow will be very crowded so we came today,' she said. The influx of visitors to farewell the Star Ferry pier brought extra business to ice-cream vendor Cheung Tak-kuen, but he faces tougher times tomorrow with no ferry passengers. 'It is sad to see the ferry moving to a new pier and this one being pull down. But there isn't much we can do. The government has made the decision. This kind of thing always happens in Hong Kong,' he said.