Letters | South Korea’s Halloween tragedy is a lesson on the importance of crowd control
- Readers discuss governmental failings behind the tragedy in Seoul, and the effectiveness of climate activists attacking artworks
There is always the business angle of making money and giving the public what it wants, but I feel the police must also step in to make sure venues are safe and crowd control is in place. Locations with narrow streets and bars are vulnerable to such tragedies, so crowd control by the police must be implemented at these locations.
How terrible to have to break the news to parents that their child died while having fun and drinks with their friends.
Harriet Tung, The Peak
Climate activists attacking art serves no purpose
Fortunately, the activists’ action only caused minor damage to the frame of the painting, while the artwork itself was not harmed.
While I sympathise with their cause, I don’t agree with the approach taken by these activists. I don’t see how they are helping the environment; rather they are wasting food that could have been given to the needy. Moreover, their protest may have turned people off the cause.
Chiharu Wong, Kwai Chung