BANGKOK, Thailand — They materialize suddenly, by the dozens, raising a three-finger salute toward the sky. Then they vanish as quickly as they appear, melting into crowds to evade scores of armed troops and police.

They are Bangkok’s anti-coup flash mobs. Under Thailand’s new military junta, which seized power from an elected government in late May, protesting the armed takeover is a crime.

Those daring enough to defy the coup have been reduced to cat-and-mouse games — swift public demonstrations designed to evaporate before police or soldiers can haul off offenders.

The flash mobs’ three-finger salute is inspired by The Hunger Games, the popular science-fiction series depicting a futuristic totalitarian regime. In The Hunger Games series, dissent toward a cruel dictatorship is signaled by raising three fingers; in Bangkok, the salute draws an unflattering comparison to the real-life junta that just seized power.

Bangkok’s anti-coup flash mobs have adopted the ‘Hunger Games’ salute

Photos by AFP/Getty Images

#so i’m waiting for the fandom to get behind this #because you know. actual application of how the series of a dystopia is of CURRENT EVENTS #but since that’s EXACTLY what a lot of the fandom ignores #and that’s exactly what the fandom likes to project as ‘futuristic’ 

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when ur best friend is sad


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saying that divergent ripped off the hunger games because they’re both dystopian series that teenage girls like and have female leads is like saying fahrenheit 451 ripped off 1984 because they’re both dystopian novels that classic literature fans enjoy

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Parallels || Tris and Her Guns

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Effie looks like well maybe, you never know.

Effie look like she seen some shit

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he got the bracelet from a duck

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pregnant!katniss forcing peeta to make her cheese buns at 3 in the morning

papa!peeta would never have to be forced to do anything for Katniss, He’d probably have them pre-made and oven ready by the time she asked

this is an accurate correction

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