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Thai students detained for using Hunger Games salute during prime minister's speech

Hunger Games salute becomes unofficial symbol of resistance in Thailand.
Thai students jailed for Hunger Games salute. Image by Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0

Five Thai students were reportedly taken to a ‘military camp’ after flashing the three-finger salute from Hollywood blockbuster The Hunger Games during a public address by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. The gesture, which has become an unofficial symbol of resistance against Thailand’s military regime, is banned under martial law. Read more: channelnewsasia.com