Hand Signals in Some Countries Are Equivalent to Crime.

Rules: Winston Churchill the PrimeMinister Britain popularized Making V with first two fingers equivalent to victory sign. It is quite a common signal all over the world. Raising thumb, up in the air means Ok, or all is well,  or proceed in case of aircraft parking.

Some countries in the world making certain hand signals are considered as inciting others and is punishable by arrest.

Thailand:

The rebels have adopted three fingers joined together to salute copied from the film ‘The Hunger Games’ to vent their anger or dissent  against the government. The military has banned this and has started to arrest opponents.

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Belarus:

Since 2010 clapping hands is believed to be inciting and revolutionary trend against the rulers. It started when the opponents of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka were gathering together for the further action. The liberty of masses is controlled by the Government.

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Egypt:

Showing four fingers means that here is a supporter of ex-president Mohammad Horsi, and opposer of the military Jaunta (since 2013) Screen shot 2014-06-11 at 10.32.22 AM

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This how you disagree with referee’s decision:

Here is a sign called Corna ( Horns) . In a football match showing this signal means person showing this disagrees with the referee’s decision. This gesture so many different meaning in the US a. Most of  Universities have used this with different meaning.

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Photo Source: Dainik Bhaskar

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Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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