Thailand Protesters Adopt the Three-Finger Salute From ‘The Hunger Games’

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By Maryann Yin Comment

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Protesters who oppose the recent military coup in Thailand have adopted the three-finger salute that originated from The Hunger Games.

Time reports that “scores of those proffering the salute during weekend street protests have been dragged off by troops, in scenes eerily reminiscent of the Suzanne Collins novels and movie franchise, which depict a dystopian future society ruled by the totalitarian Panem regime.”

According to Wired, many of those who support this cause have posted photos of themselves performing the salute on social media platforms. Below, we’ve embedded a tweet of one protester thanking the series for its inspiration. What do you think?

Last year, the Harry Potter Alliance launched a Hunger Games-themed social justice campaign called “Odds In Our Favor.” The group asked followers to take photos of themselves performing the same hand signal. Did you ever predict that this beloved young adult book trilogy would have such an impact on our world? (Photo Credit: Murray Close)