PDRC protesters 'shutdown' the South

People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters have shut down a number of government offices across southern provinces.

In Surat Thani, all offices at city hall have been closed and doors locked to prevent officials from entering to work.

All 44 secondary schools in the province and most elementary schools and kindergartens have also been closed.

However, the provincial court, police stations, military camps and hospitals remain open. 

Surat Thani Rajabhat University and the Surat Thani campus of the Prince of Songkla University are still open but the institutions are allowing students to carry out activities to express their political views.

All local administration offices have also closed in a show of civil disobedience in support of the PDRC.

In Nakhon Si Thammarat, PDRC supporters rallied at the provincial hall, district offices and other government offices to prevent officials from entering work.

In Chumphon, many government offices and schools also closed.

As part of a new tactic, PDRC supporters on Tuesday shut down the provincial post office to prevent postmen from delivering ballots to polling units.

In Satun, PDRC protesters locked all gates to city hall. However, the land office has been allowed to open as requested by members of the public who need to proceed with land transactions.

In Phatthalung, all government offices have been declared closed indefinitely. Many schools in Muang district said they will remain closed until Friday.

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Discussion 1 : 21/01/2014 at 07:00 PM
Why do the southern Thais support the ingrates from Bangkok ? I have never heard a southern Thai say a pleasant word about a Bangkokian ever and I lived in the south for a year.
Discussion 2 : 21/01/2014 at 06:29 PM
Calling these people childish is just a really humble opinion.
Discussion 3 : 21/01/2014 at 05:07 PM
Ther will vote ! And ther are for democracy !learn Thai language !
Discussion 4 : 21/01/2014 at 03:38 PM
Shouldn't make the children suffer by closing the schools, that's just no right.
Discussion 5 : 21/01/2014 at 03:22 PM
this is peacefull dictatorial protest..... lock the doors and avoid people to work, avoid children to go to school , avoid postmen to work .. speak about "new tactic" means there was one before but we only can see they want to install chaos in the country from the beginning of the protest .
Discussion 6 : 21/01/2014 at 02:56 PM
I don't think they have anyone registered to vote for anyway.
Discussion 7 : 21/01/2014 at 02:54 PM
How disgusting , this sought of behaviour preventing people from the voting is abhorrent and should be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
Discussion 8 : 21/01/2014 at 02:52 PM
The kids can not vote so it is strategic important to close all the schools, and let all the army places be available.
Discussion 9 : 21/01/2014 at 02:51 PM
Great! Let's all closed and go for long indefinite holidays..... until the adult politicians finish with their childish games. Extra leaves for all the employees and govt. servants. Let's declare Thailand as a holiday destination, i.e. the whole country is on holiday! Including airports and seaports and also border customs....shut the entire country down and enjoy life!
Discussion 10 : 21/01/2014 at 02:43 PM
No government building or school should stay open if this crazy situation is to be resolved. It needs to cause more inconvenience to all to work. Too little to late is no good.

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