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Netizens fume after officials 'meet' parents over kindergartener's 3-finger salute

Netizens fume after officials 'meet' parents over kindergartener's 3-finger salute

SUNDAY, August 23, 2020

A video of some officials allegedly visiting the parents of the kindergartner who raised the anti-government three-finger salute has generated criticism from Thai netizens.

The incident was recorded by a security camera and posted on Facebook on Friday (August 21) with a message saying “the authorities are looking for Om Yim [the girl] for raising three fingers. Is that the reason why they came to threaten us?”.

On social media, people are debating the appropriateness of the action but the contents of the discussions between the officials and the parents were not known.

The girl was identified as a kindergarten student in Yasothon province. After she reportedly made the three-finger salute, other children followed her, expressing their support for her.

 

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