Thai citizens protesting the military coup in the country are catching fire — and international attention — by channeling Katniss Everdeen.
According to a report from Reason, protesters in Bangkok have taken up the three-fingered salute from the “Hunger Games” movies as a symbol of their own rebellion, demonstrating against the government overthrow by Thai army chief and now-self-appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Protesters massed at a Bangkok shopping mall over the weekend, with at least one woman seen flashing the Panem salute out the window of a police car after being arrested.
The coup occured in late May, spawning a nationwide outcry and causing several performers including Taylor Swift to cancel upcoming tour appearances in Thailand.
Hopefully, a peaceful resolution to the protests will be imminent and the three-fingered salute will be the beginning and end of plot elements from “The Hunger Games” manifesting themselves in real life. Either way, the world is watching.