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San Diego Nurses Care For COVID Patients By Day, Protesters By Night

A team of registered nurses prepared for their jobs on a recent weekday afternoon by assembling the new gas masks they ordered online. The respirators aren't for their work in local hospitals but on the streets; The group has become a regular presence at ongoing protests over racial injustice to provide licensed care for any injuries and demonstrate support for community health.

Critical care nurse Christina Kelley launched the task force after witnessing safety concerns during a downtown San Diego demonstration against police brutality in late May. Police used flashbangs, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds, which sent masses of protesters running through the urban area...


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