Yesterday in Beijing, a group of men dressed as Spartans from 300 appeared in the Sanlitun shopping district for a publicity stunt. Then, the cops showed up and shut them down.

According to The Nanfang, the cosplayers were promoting a Beijing-based salad delivery service called Sweetie Salad and were going to different parts of the city.

[Photo via Xinhua]

[Photo via Xinhua]

When the Spartans got to Sanlitun, police repeatedly warned the PR warriors to stop because the publicity stunt was disturbing public order.

[Photo via Xinhua]

The cosplayers, apparently, did not, and People’s Daily reports that the men were taken away and detained. Chinese news agency Xinhua, however, reports that the “near-naked foreigners” were “dispersed” by Beijing police.

[Photo via Xinhua]

Still trying to figure out why Sweetie Salad pulled this stunt. Because, tonight we dine in hell? Make that, jail.

Top photo via Xinhua

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