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

November 20, 2014 7:21 AM

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

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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