Lawyer: 5 Thai students detained after 'Hunger Games' salute

November 19, 2014 7:10 PM

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Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) -- Five university students who used the signature three-fingered salute from "The Hunger Games" in front of Thailand's Prime Minister were detained Wednesday and told they'll face a charge of breaking martial law, a lawyer said.

The students were taken away after flashing the salute -- popularized by the film's central figure, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) -- at a speech in northeastern Thailand by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to civil servants, according to Phavinee Chimsri, from the group Thai Lawyers...

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