Residents of several provinces joined the anti-government campaign on Wednesday by rallying in front of their provincial city halls and demanding governors and officials stop serving Yingluck government and go on strike.
Security was intensified with police deployed and gates locked in preparation for the gathering. However, there were no reports of chaos or violence. The protesters were seen giving flowers to representatives of the provincial authorities, who came out to receive them.
Most of the provinces in which people actively joined the campaign were in the southern region, s stronghold of Democrat Party, which is leading the anti-government protests.
They were: Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Yala, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, Pattalung, Surat Thani and Trang.
Khon Kaen and Saraburi also witnessed a strong turnout of protesters.
In Bangkok, Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of a mass rally aimed at “rooting out the Thaksin regime”, led a march to the Department of Special Investigation on Chaeng Wattana Road in one of the marches to other ministries.
Suthep said state officials should “stop being a tool for the Thaksin regime”.