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How Hunger Games salute has inspired Thai protesters

A gesture used in the Hunger Games films and books has become popular with Thais protesting against the military government.

The junta, which took power in May, has arrested a number of people who used the three-finger salute.

Than Rittiphan, a Bangkok activist against military rule and martial law, told the BBC it was the government's severe reaction to the salute that made it a symbol of their movement.

Footage courtesy: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 / Lionsgate / Francis Lawrence

Interview by Saira Asher

  • 27 Nov 2014
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