Business as usual at most provincial halls nationwide


LAMPANG, Dec 2 – Most provincial halls across the kingdom are open as usual to serve the public, but anti-government protesters have carried out their political activities at some provinces.

Lampang Deputy Governor Rittipong Techaphan, acting governor said civil servants are working as usual at the provincial hall.

Government offices in all 13 districts are serving the public normally while anti-government protesters were staying at clock tower intersection and continued their activities peacefully.

Civil servants in government agencies at Uttradit provincial hall reported to work this morning amid tight security at the entrances.

Uttaradit governor Chat Kittinoppadol ordered security measures at the hall.

Similar scenes was also seen at Nakhon Phanom. Although there was no anti-government protest there, strict security measures were applied at government offices.

In Ratchaburi, protesters camped out overnight on the lawn in front of the town hall and carried on their political activities. A large screen and projector were set up to follow the situation in Bangkok.

Civil servants and employees could not enter the premise to work and there was a sign at the entrance, saying “Closed.”

In Kanchanaburi, a group of protesters blocked the way into the provincial hall while giving whistles and flowers to civil servants, urging them to stop work.

In Yala, provincial hall, all government offices were open for the public as usual but the front entrance was closed due to the protesters’ stage blocked the way.

Defence volunteers provided security at Narathiwat provincial hall to facilitate civil servants and the public.

In Songkhla, civil servants moved from the provincial hall to temporarily work at the Border Patrol Police sub-division office.