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We need more symbolism like this in our drive against corruption in government.

On Tuesday, in the city of Khon Kaen, Thailand, five college students were arrested for making the three-fingered District 12 salute during an appearance by Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized control of the country in a military coup this past May. Anti-coup activists have adopted the gesture (now illegal in Thailand) as a silent symbol of defiance, proving once again that you don’t really know what a film is about until an audience tells you. On Thursday, three more students were detained for throwing up the District 12 sign outside a shopping-mall multiplex in Bangkok.

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