Man detained over 'insulting' Nanjing Massacre post

The man has been detained for eight days after he recorded the insulting video in the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall and posted it online.

A man was detained for eight days after he recorded a video with insulting words in the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders and posted it online, Nanjing police said on Thursday.

A netizen revealed his behavior on March 4, which soon sparked a fury on social media.

After an investigation, Nanjing police issued a statement on Weibo today, saying the man, surnamed Meng, 35, is a Shanghai native. He was detained by police for five days for affray on February 23 after he posted improper content about Nanjing Massacre on WeChat.

On the afternoon on March 3, Meng recorded a video with insulting words and vulgar sentences in front of a memorial wall in the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders and posted it online to insult the netizens who had reported his earlier behavior to Shanghai police and criticized him.

The statement said, Meng had gone to Shanghai police and confessed his behavior on March 5. He also made an apology and posted a regret letter about his behavior in Nanjing via his Weibo account.

He has been detained for eight days for picking a quarrel and making trouble.

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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