Why a 3-finger salute is given in Myanmar in protest

In the Hunger Games Franchise, a three-finger salute was given. It was a way of suppressed, exploited people to express solidarity against a dictator named President Snow. Myanmar three-finger salute is being given here.

On 1 February, Myanmar’s army has captured power by removing the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Citizens in the South East Asian country are continuously protesting against the coup. Three-finger ‘salute’ is being given by pro-democracy activists during protests. This method of protest is attracting people’s attention. The ‘Three Fingers’, a symbol of resistance, were also seen in demonstrations against the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in the neighboring state of Thailand in October last year.

Why a 3-finger salute is given in Myanmar in protest

What does the three-finger salute mean?

This type of protest was shown by Suzanne Collins in Hunger Games books and films. For the first time in Myanmar, a three-finger salute was used by medical personnel while opposing the coup. It was then adopted by young protesters and later seen in a massive protest in Yangon on Monday, a week after the Forceover takeover.

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Why a 3-finger salute is given in Myanmar in protest

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In the Hunger Games franchise, a three-finger salute is given. It was demonstrated by buried, underprivileged people to express solidarity against a dictator named President Snow. The three-finger salute of the character Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence in the movies, attracted public attention. It later became a symbol of protest against the coup in South-East Asia in 2014. During that time, all the youth of Thailand gathered in front of a shopping mall to protest against the military coup. During this time, a worker raised his hand giving a three-finger salute, and others in the rally welcomed him.

Experimentation was done in Umbrella Revolution

A similar performance was seen in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution in 2014. Although the display of three finger salute was banned by the army here, this kind of demonstration has been against the dictatorship. Let me tell you, since 2010, work on democratic reforms has started in Myanmar. Internet usage has increased rapidly. After this, the new generation here is using new symbols of protest.

Why a 3-finger salute is given in Myanmar in protest

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