CBS news had this really interesting article. Here is an excerpt:
A three-fingered salute has united demonstrators against authoritarian regimes across southeast Asia, and as CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports, the simple gesture has surprising origins in Hollywood.
In a handful of Asian countries, the gesture has become a powerful symbol of courageous defiance — a challenge to repressive governments that cuts across borders.
It’s been used in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, where protesters against a military takeover are being murdered in cold blood, in Thailand, where they’re demanding full democracy, and in Hong Kong, where years of protests against interference by the Chinese government have drawn millions onto the streets.
Read the full article here.