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I think the freedom to protest is a part of the freedom of speech. The voice of the public, in this case, doctors require a hearing. And if the public feel that they are not being listened to, they have the right to protest.
1. First, more peaceful approaches have to be re-visited, with petitions going from the community of doctors again to the Government.
2.Following this, if there is not even an attempt to invite discussions, then doctors have the right to protest. However,this will have to take place in a manner that does not affect patient-care, so doctors who choose to join the industrial action can do so. The number of doctors required to keep services running in every hospital and trust should be retained in every hospital, so that wards and emergency services are unaffected. So, also labs should continue to work.