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Hunger Games Salute Being Used to Protest Thai Military Coup -

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The three-finger salute from the Hollywood movie "The Hunger Games" is being used as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand. Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they're being threatened with ar

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Roger Garin-michaud (139)
Friday June 6, 2014, 10:54 am
noted, thanks

Ashley heffner (452)
Friday June 6, 2014, 11:00 am
I wonder if they'll get the reference...

Roberto M. (55)
Friday June 6, 2014, 11:02 am

Howard Crosse (21)
Friday June 6, 2014, 11:12 am
I am very fond of Thailand (my favourite is the north east), it is beautiful country and the Thai people are very kind and make foreigners very welcome. I last visited Bangkok a few days after the riots had ended (a couple of years ago), the people worked so hard to put their city back to normal, their efforts were inspiring. I am so sad to see what is happening there. I sincerely hope that they find a lasting peace soon.

Yvonne White (233)
Friday June 6, 2014, 4:18 pm
Aparently Thai Government/Military "gets" the reference because "they’re being threatened with arrest if they ignore warnings to stop." Shutting down Media & websites to stop critics is a bit much (though I DO wish we could do that to Fox News sometimes..;)

Alvin King (2)
Friday June 6, 2014, 9:07 pm

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Saturday June 7, 2014, 1:07 am

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 1:59 am

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Sunday June 8, 2014, 4:57 am
I'm not certain they understand what it means as is being used" as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand" when "He called on people to raise “3 fingers, 3 times a day” — at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. — in safe public places where no police or military are present." That's not really resistance, is it? More like sticking you tongue at the back of someone's head.

Jordan G. (38)
Friday June 13, 2014, 2:25 pm
Kinda cool. Often used to shield the real intent of the "one finger salute."
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