Nanjing police are conducting an investigation into the actions of two Chinese men who were clad in Japanese military uniform and took pictures in front of a war site where many Chinese died fighting Japanese soldiers in World War II, The Beijing News reported on Thursday.
The photos were first revealed on a Sina Weibo by "Shangdizhiying_5zn" on Wednesday and showed the men standing in front of a fortification relic from the battle on Zijin Mountain in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province.
One of the two is seen holding a Japanese saber in the pictures and the other a bayonet with a flag wishing Japanese soldiers invincibility.
"It is an insult to those martyrs who died defending the city," the blogger wrote in the post.
The post was reposted more than 3,300 times by netizens and the official accounts of organizations including the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League.
"These clowns' stunts truly break the bottom line and they should be brought to justice," the official Weibo account of The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders posted.
In August 2017, four Chinese men were arrested by Shanghai police for holding a Japanese military uniform party and took pictures in front of Sihang Warehouse, where Chinese soldiers held out against numerous waves of Japanese forces in 1937.