Occupy Oakland: Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen wounded

YouTube posting: Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen was wounded by a less-lethal round fired by either San Francisco Sheriffs deputies or Palo Alto Police on Tuesday, October 25.

Footage with voice over from the Occupy Oakland protest, October 25th, 2011. After protesters ran to the aid of a badly-injured person, Oakland Police deliberately lobbed a flash grenade into the crowd.

ABC 7 News, Heather Ishimaru, October 26, 2011

Heather Ishimaru, OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — The most severely injured demonstrator from Tuesday night’s ‘Occupy Oakland’ protests is in critical condition. Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was hit in the head by a projectile.

Olsen, 24, was injured while marching in Oakland Tuesday night. His roommate tells ABC7 Olsen has a two inch skull fracture in the area of his left forehead and doctors at Highland Hospital are deciding if surgery is necessary.

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It is unclear if Olsen was injured by a rubber bullet or a tear gas or smoke canister. Video footage of Tuesday’s protests does appear to show police throwing a possible tear gas canister into the crowd that rushed to help Olsen after he was already on the ground.  read more

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One Response to Occupy Oakland: Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen wounded

  1. Lucie says:

    This is too messed up for words. I hope this poor man recovers fully. Peace must prevail.

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