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Protesters win support along the way as they march

Even during the tense political atmosphere, pictures of people helping the protesters marching to Government House were seen and shared on social media - giving food or water, allowing the use of toilets, or trying to brighten the atmosphere.

Many people posted pictures on Facebook of others giving food to protesters in cardboard boxes. Chutima Suncharoen posted a picture of a woman giving out "Ba Jang" in front of St Gabriel's School.

Weerid Hooncharoen posted a picture of a nurse from Rajavithi Hospital giving out cotton pads dipped in ammonia to help protesters who felt faint or dizzy from the march.

Protesters who brought their cars set up tiny stalls for others on their way to Government House, giving out free food, drinking water and hats from the back of their cars. Thisiselle's Instagram account posted a picture of a car with the sign, "Dump your rubbish in this car" on its window.

On Facebook, Somthawin Thepsawas posted a picture of a car used as a mobile toilet where black bags were provided so protesters could relieve themselves before disposing of the bags outside.

People who didn't join the march helped the protesters by offering services instead. A restaurant called Wannaporn on Bang Khunphrom Road announced that any protesters who need to use the toilet could use theirs.

One special image from the protest shared on Facebook was replicas of popular fictional characters holding Thai flags - Bumblebee from "Transformers", Ironman and the Predator - carried along with the march on pick-ups. The creator of these replicas joked that they would help topple the barriers at Government House.

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