Three-finger salute: Hunger Games symbol adopted by Myanmar protesters

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The gesture was first used after a coup in Thailand in 2014 and has since come to stand for solidarity and resistance across the region

A three-fingered salute that originated in the Hunger Games film series has been adopted by activists from Thailand to Myanmar, becoming a symbol of resistance and solidarity for democracy movements across south-east Asia.

The gesture, along with popular online memes repurposed as protest signs, are part of a suite of symbols adopted from global popular culture by a new generation of young activists reared on the internet and savvy about making their struggles resonate with audiences abroad.

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