The residents of Phang Nga have turned rebels and are blocking the exit of the police from the provincial headquarters in a siege that has been going on since 9.30am.
The latest upheaval comes with irate rice farmers also surrounding the Commerce Ministry in Bangkok and blocking roads in the north and south of Thailand.
Far from adding support to Yingluck Shinawatra's caretaker government, initial figures released today by the Election Commission show an extremely high level of disenchantment.
The Prime Minister herself, in an interview today, blamed the anti-government protesters for the suspension of Parliament and the lack of payments to struggling rice farmers amid fears there will be many suicides if subsidies are not paid quickly.
Phuket and Phang Nga are among the nine provinces in southern Thailand where no voting took place on February 2. A total of 43 million people were eligible to vote in the other provinces but only 20.1 million or 46.7 percent turned out.
This compares with the 75 percent (35.2 million) who turned out for the July 2011 election.
Of the voters who went to the polls, 3,335,334 voted No, an extremely high 16.57 percent, and another 2,425,673 voted informal (12.05 percent.)
Tallies have yet to be made of what proportion of the 14.36 million legitimate voters cast their ballots in favor of the ruling Pheu Thai party.
Although the result remains open to interpretation, it's plain levels of disenchantment are extremely high.
Rather than slackening off, as the caretaker government's most dedicated supporters are hoping, the rallies by both the farmers and the ''Shutdown Bangkok, Restart Thailand'' anti-corruption campaigners are likely to further paralyse all of Thailand tomorrow and into the weekend.
The election cost 3.8 million baht and was intended to justify Khun Yingluck's determination not to allow reforms until after a new Parliament has been elected. But her commitment to ''democracy'' has not impressed the millions who now plainly want change and an end to corruption at all levels.
Bangkok has been particularly hard-hit by the falloff in tourist numbers which industry officials blame on the Government's decision to impose a 60-day Emergency Decree for the capital and its surrounding areas.
Tourists cannot obtain insurance if travelling to that region and so visitors have either diverted to Phuket and other destinations or chosen to visit rival countries.