How 'The Hunger Games' Is Keeping Thai Protests Alive
Despite a government crackdown, the film's three-finger salute is such a popular form of protest some theaters have opted not to show "Mockingjay."By Christian Bryant | November 19, 2014
Law enforcement in Thailand detained five university students Wednesday who might've looked more like oppressed residents of the fictional Panem than protestors of a recent military coup. The students were taken away for flashing the three-fingered salute made popular by the "Hunger Games" series.
Thailand's prime minister was speaking at an event in the northeastern part of the country Wednesday. That's when the students revealed T-shirts with language opposing the coup and then flashed the salute.
Many outlets, including us, reported in June that Thai protestors were taking this young-adult novel symbolism to the streets after the theatrical debut of "Hunger Games."