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5 Hand Gestures That Can Get You Arrested Around The World

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5. In Belarus, clapping became a subversive act in 2010 and 2011 when police violently suppressed anti-government protests against (still-standing) authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.

4. In Egypt, holding up four fingers (often in yellow) has become a symbol of support for ousted president Mohammed Morsi and opposition to the military's July 2013 takeover.

Former BuzzFeed World Reporter, Current BuzzFeed News Contributor

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