Thais flash Hunger Games three-fingered anti-coup gesture in protest
Thais have apparently been looking to dystopian blockbuster series The Hunger Games for inspiration to register their unhappiness with the military-imposed coup.
Protesters have been seen flashing the franchise's three-fingered salute that is seen as an anti-coup symbol.
During a protest on Sunday at a shopping mall in Bangkok, several people used the salute as part of a peaceful demonstration.
Similar to the film's use of the salute, protesters have reported said it stood for "liberty, brotherhood and equality".
To arrest or not to arrest?
The emergence of this gesture has provided yet another headache for the military's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) as they have to decide whether it should be an arrestable offence.
Army deputy spokesman Col Winthai Suwaree said the NCPO would look into the intention of the salute before deciding what action, if any, should be taken.
Sources: The Bangkok Post, Washington Post
Photos: Twitter, Reuters