Farmers? No Migrant workers? No. Students? No. Doctors? Yes:
Hundreds of medical workers in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, took to the streets on Monday to mourn a doctor who was stabbed to death by a patient in an incident that also injured another two doctors. They also protested against the dangerous situation faced by doctors that has resulted in a series of violent attacks.
Wang Yunjie, a chief physician with the ear-nose-throat department of the No.1 People's Hospital of Wenling was stabbed to death during treatment by a 33-year-old patient on Friday. Wang's body was transferred to the city funeral on Monday, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Via China Digital Times, which has a timeline here of both violent attacks on medical personnel and astonishing allegations of malfeasance against them. The root cause of all this seems to be the switchover years back from an entirely public, massively underresourced system to one where hodpitals within and without the state system were instructed to go ahead and make their own money out of patients without any kind of health insurance system in place, with the result that honest medical staff are chronically overworked and underpaid and all medical staff are widely distrusted by the public.