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Three Thais detained for Hunger Games protest

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:03

Three pro-democracy students in Bangkok were detained by police after protesting outside a cinema showing the latest Hunger Games film. The three were defying a ban on political gatherings in Thailand. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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For pro-democracy activists in Bangkok, a screening event for the latest "Hunger Games' movie was the ideal venue to protest. Authorities have warned the public against using the three-fingered salute, made popular in the series as a symbol of resistance to authority... Although the protesters say it perfectly symbolizes their own struggle. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) 26 YEAR-OLD NATCHACHA KONGUDOM STUDENT SAYING: "The three-finger sign is a sign to show that I am calling for my basic rights to live my life." But displaying the symbol and handing out free tickets to the latest Hunger Games film, was too much for police. Three students were taken into custody. The Hunger Games is a highly successful series that portrays civil unrest, and a growing rebellion against an authoritarian government. ...Something these protesters say they relate to every day.

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Three Thais detained for Hunger Games protest

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:03