Date
28 May 2017
Simplified Chinese characters have been cut into a coral in Bali. A divers' group, which published the photo, is urging users to refrain from racist comments and attacks. Photo: Facebook/OK Divers
Simplified Chinese characters have been cut into a coral in Bali. A divers' group, which published the photo, is urging users to refrain from racist comments and attacks. Photo: Facebook/OK Divers

Coral graffiti sparks Facebook outrage

A divers’ group is inspiring mixed emotions after it published photos of corals vandalized with Chinese characters at a dive site off Bali. 

The Facebook post has drawn 3,676 shares and 540 comments in less than 24 hours.

Reactions from more than 3,200 users are mostly angry and sad.

But OK Divers said the incident should not be seen as a problem of race, color or nationality and urged users to refrain from racist comments and attacks.

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