They demanded additional purchases of personal protective equipment from the administration.
Several nurses protested outside the White House, demanding that the administration purchase additional personal protective equipment.
The audience read out the names of 50 of their colleagues who died from the coronavirus.
“We are here because our colleagues are dying. Now people see us as heroes, but we feel like martyrs,” one participant told NBC News.
The National Nurses Association asks the administration to take advantage of the defense manufacturing Act and order mass production of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and coronavirus test kits.
President Donald Trump has used the law on a limited scale in recent weeks to organize the production of ventilators and other equipment in response to the coronavirus outbreak but has called on hospitals and states to take the initiative to purchase other materials.