The raised arm, three-finger salute — a symbol of rebellion in “The Hunger Games” — has caught on in Thailand as a silent gesture of protest against Thailand’s new military regime.
The military doesn’t like it either and, according to the Bangkok Post, will be watching closely to see if the gesture is used by large groups.
The Post quoted Junta spokesman Col. Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak, who said authorities were “monitoring the movement” and, if those saluting ignored a warning to stop, “we will have to make an arrest.”
Thailand’s army seized power on May 22.
In “The Hunger Games” books and films, the salute symbolizes rebellion against totalitarian rule.
— Manik Sethisuwan (@ManikSethisuwan) June 1, 2014