Conan on the junta crackdown against the hunger games salute;
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Conan on the junta crackdown against the hunger games salute;

Conan O’Brien is a late night host in the US. Last week one of his jokes per his official page:

BP: In the immediate aftermath of first usage, it was not immediately clear whether it was banned. AP:

A military spokesman told the Associated Press that its use was being monitored and would lead to intervention by the authorities in certain circumstances.

“We know it comes from the movie, and let’s say it represents resistance against the authorities,” Colonel Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak said. “If a single individual raises three fingers in the air, we are not going to arrest him or her. But if it is a political gathering of five people or more, then we will have to take some action. If it persists, then we will have to make an arrest.

“At this point we are monitoring the movement. If it is an obvious form of resistance, then we have to control it so it doesn’t cause any disorder in the country.”

BP: Also, Bact of Thai Netizen tweets a link to a scanned document from the military issued to the police stating if they meet a person making the sign then to arrest them and to notify the military.

BP: Of course, the “Frozen” part is comedic hyperbole (well for now, at least……)

h/t Panus