Local police said Sirichai Boonnuwong, 29, of Samut Prakan province, died at hospital. He was shot in the head. The wounded man was identified as Sittisak Chai-ngam, 25, from Nakhon Si Thammarat.
According to the initial investigation, both men were participating in the rubber planters protest at Ban Toon railway station in Cha-uat district.
The authorities have provided no indication regarding the cause of the shootings.
The Nakhon Si Thammarat rubber planters association yesterday called on the government to hold fresh talks with protesting rubber and oil palm growers seeking measures in response to the current drop in prices for the product.
Opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva will preside over the opening ceremony of a footsal competition organised by Nakhon Si Thammarat Municipality later today. He is also scheduled to meet with
rubber protest leaders this evening at the home of Democrat Nakhon Si Thammarat MP Thepthai Senpong.