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Thai students arrested in Hunger Games-style protest

Five students from Thailand's Khon Kaen University were arrested Wednesday after giving Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha a Hunger Games-style three-finger salute.

The three-finger salute is an important gesture in the Hunger Games franchise, signaling solidarity of various districts against the controlling rule of the fictional Capitol. The Thai students wore anti-coup shirts to a speech by the prime minister, who was in the country's northeast region to launch a campaign against drought. The shirts were in protest against Chan-o-cha's military coup in May.

After giving Chan-o-cha the salute, the students were led away by police and detained at a military camp for "attitude adjustment."