Asia Pacific Why does the 'Hunger Games' have Thailand on edge?

Pro-democracy activists in Thailand have used a symbol from the dystopian movie franchise to signal their anger at the country's coup – and military rulers have had enough.

By , Staff writer

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The three-finger salute from the "Hunger Games" books and movies symbolizes rebellion against unjust rule, a reason it was appropriated months ago by protesters against the military junta now running Thailand. Yesterday, the generals decided they'd had enough: Three students were detained for flashing the symbol.