Iraq vet gets skull fractured during clash with cops at Occupy Oakland protest
Scott Olsen was marching because he felt corporations and banks had too much government influence. He had served two tours in Iraq.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Among demonstrators injured during a clash between Oakland police and protesters is a 24-year-old Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq.
Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, an advocacy group for vets, said member Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull. A spokesman for Highland Hospital in Oakland says he was in critical condition.
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Olsen was hit by a projectile while marching toward City Hall. Guy said it was not immediately clear if he would need surgery.
She said Olsen was marching Tuesday because he felt corporations and banks had too much government influence.
The clash Tuesday came after officials complained about deteriorating safety, sanitation and health issues.
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