Protestors in Thailand Have Adopted the ‘Hunger Games’ Three-Finger Salute

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Katniss Everdeen would be so proud.

Protestors against the military coup in Bangkok, Thailand have been borrowing a symbolic gesture from The Hunger Games as an act of rebellion.

The three-finger salute has been spotted in small flash mobs since the weekend, according to The Associated Press, in the wake of the country’s May 22nd coup.

The beloved nod to District 12 has also been making big waves on social media.      

“We know it comes from the movie, and let’s say it represents resistance against the authorities,” a spokesperson for the junta told the AP.

“If a single individual raises three fingers in the air, we are not going to arrest him or her. But if it is a political gathering of five people or more, then we will have to take some action . . . If it persists, then we will have to make an arrest,” the spokesperson added.

Residents in Thailand have been living with a curfew among other new rules since the military coup. The curfew was amended this week to exclude tourist destinations.

 

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