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- 1415 days ago -
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 G (154)
Friday June 6, 2014, 10:54 am
noted, thanks

Lady Suki (446)
Friday June 6, 2014, 11:00 am
I wonder if they'll get the reference...

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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 (229)
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

Past Member (0)
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 (37)
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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