Local people also screamed out, saying ''We don't want you people on Phuket'' to the two men who police say killed the 60-year-old travel agent in a failed bag-snatch attempt on Wednesday night.
The reenactment was held outside the Katathani Beach Resort, where the men grappled with Mrs Smith and her friend Tammee Lee, 42, then rode off empty handed.
Today 100 police were needed to keep the crowd of 200 at bay as Surasak ''Boy'' Suwannachot, 26, and and his getaway motorcycle rider, Surin Taptong, 37, acted out the killing that was also captured by dramatic security camera video.
A spokesperson for the Katathani said that one ''very emotional Australian'' was among the crowd of tourists and locals who berated the confessed killers and at times had to be restrained.
Tony Clarke, 52, from Perth, told Phuketwan later: ''This was a shocking murder. I was a friend of Michelle's and I would like to beat this guy to a pulp.''
People waved banners and called on the Phuket authorities to keep trouble-causing outsiders off the holiday island.