Pair detained for Japanese military uniform stunt
Two men will be detained for 15 days for wearing Japanese military uniforms and posing in front of a historic war site in Nanjing, capital city of Jiangsu Province, local police said Friday.
The pair, surnamed Tang and Zong, were caught by police in Dazhou, Sichuan Province, and Jurong, Jiangsu Province, on the night of February 22 after their photos were spread online, Nanjing police said in a statement on their official Weibo account.
In order to "seek excitement," Tang and Zong, both company employees, bought the uniforms and other props online and then took pictures in front of a fort on Purple Mountain on February 19. The fort was used to observe Japanese soldiers during China’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945).
They later uploaded the pictures to QQ, an instant messaging tool.
The pair were alleged to have confessed to police and showed regret, police said, before adding that they will be detained for 15 days under the charge of vandalism.
About 300,000 civilians and unarmed Chinese soldiers were brutally murdered and over 20,000 women raped during the Nanjing Massacre, according to Xinhua news agency.