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Nurses Stage Massive Protest on Las Vegas Strip, Highlighting Need for Ebola Readiness

Photo via California Nurses/Twitter

Nurses and members of National Nurses United (NNU) staged a massive protest on the Las Vegas strip yesterday, raising concerns that U.S. hospitals are not equipped to handle an Ebola outbreak. 

More than 1,000 nurses attended the protest and dozens held a “die-in,” laying on the ground by the Bellagio fountain, while others outlined their bodies in chalk, writing the hashtag #StopEbolaRNRN inside those tracings. 

“We are going to stage protests wherever we can throughout the world. It’s not acceptable that these people are dying, and that nurses who are the first line of defense for the patients in West Africa are dying,” NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro said.

See tweets from the protest below:

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