Nanjing police investigate 'clowns' in Japanese military uniforms

Police in Jiangsu Province have started an investigation after two people wearing Japanese World War II military uniforms posed for photos at a famous war site in Nanjing.

Police in east China’s Jiangsu Province have started an investigation after two people wearing Japanese World War II military uniforms posed for photos at a famous war site in the provincial capital of Nanjing, Modern Express reported Thursday.

In the undated photos, the two dressed in Japanese military uniforms holding a bayonet and a Japanese flag and posed in front of the historic site of a fort which was used to observe Japanese soldiers at Purple Mountain during China’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945).

Their faces were pixelated.

The photos were posted by a netizen identified as "shangdizhiying" on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service, on February 20. He accused the two of being "unworthy descendants."

This is not the first time the netizen has revealed such behavior.

On August 8, 2017, he exposed photos of four people wearing Japanese military uniforms and taking pictures in front of Sihang Warehouse War Memorial Hall in Shanghai. Police later punished the five people, four of whom posed while the fifth took and published the pictures.

The Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre strongly condemned the photos on their official Weibo account, labeling those involved "clowns making a disgusting and appalling show."

About 300,000 civilians and unarmed Chinese soldiers were brutally murdered and over 20,000 women raped during the Nanjing Massacre.

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