2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms at war ruins

Updated 2018-02-24 09:52:01 Xinhua

Police in east China have detained two men for posing in front of a war ruins site in Japanese army uniforms.

Police in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, said Friday that the men, surnamed Tang and Zong, would be held in detention for 15 days.

On Tuesday, a user on microblogging site Sina Weibo posted a picture of Tang and Zong at the site of a fort used during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945).

They both wore the uniforms of the Japanese army during the war, and their actions stoked anger, causing a strong public backlash.

Police soon launched an investigation, arresting Tang and Zong in the provinces of Sichuan and Jiangsu, respectively.

The men had agreed to wear the uniforms and hold "army weapons" to take photographs at the site during the Spring Festival holiday. They uploaded the photographs on the Internet, which were soon widely circulated.

Police said the men's behavior was "severely profane," hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and caused a "very bad influence."

Both men have expressed remorse.

Japanese troops captured Nanjing on Dec. 13, 1937, and killed 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers over six weeks.

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