Thousands of students on my campus have been doing military training these past few days. They are separated into groups by the class that they’re in and there are square formations of students all over the school. I’ve wandered around a few times to see what they’re up to. They are almost always in their squares marching back and forth, practicing 90 degree turns or chanting 1, 2, 3, 4 over and over. I also saw one group standing in a line and singing songs and there is a group in this photo that is practicing fighting stances. Each group is led by someone who is part of some kind of military organization in Zigong who came out for the training.

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