In life, he was China’s coronavirus hero. In death, he’s a symbol of outrage
Coronavirus: China launches investigation after death of whistleblower doctor sparks anger
Whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang, who was censored after sounding the alarm about the coronavirus, has died in Wuhan
Badiucao 巴丢草’s portrait of Dr Li Wenliang, one of the doctors who raised the alarm about the #CoronavirusOutbreak in China. The police made Li sign an ‘official letter of criticism’ and chastised him for ‘making untrue comments’ that had ‘severely disturbed the social order’. As of now, at least 636 people in China have died of #coronavirus, while the number of confirmed cases has risen to over 31,000.
Dr Li died from the disease on Friday 7 February 2020.
Badiucao’s art portrays the stifled scream of truth. On the internet (Weibo particularly), people are using the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech (#我要言論自由).
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