Thai junta warns that anti-coup protesters who flash 'Hunger Games' salute could be arrested

June 3, 2014 2:41 PM

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Thai junta warns that anti-coup protesters who flash 'Hunger Games' salute could be arrested

BANGKOK - Thailand's military rulers said Tuesday they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup — a three-fingered salute borrowed from "The Hunger Games" — and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms.

Despite the warning to protesters, the junta offered a reprieve to the country's vital tourism industry. It lifted the curfew at three popular beach resorts — Phuket, Koh Samui and Pattaya — to ease the impact of the May 22 coup on tourists.

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