Mockingjay, Pt. 1' Pulled by Thai Cinemas Over Salute

November 20, 2014 7:21 AM

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One of Thailand’s main theater chains has pulled the latest installment of the hit Hollywood franchise The Hunger Games after five students were arrested for flashing the three-finger sign of dissent from the film at military dictator General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The salute has become synonymous with opposition to Thailand’s May 22 military coup. A spokesman for Apex cinemas told the Bangkok Post on Wednesday that the company had dropped Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 sequel as “We feel our theaters are being used for political movements,”

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