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Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March

First Posted: 10/26/11 03:00 PM ET Updated: 10/26/11 09:08 PM ET

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/26/iraq-vet-oakland-police-tear-gas_n_1033159.html

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Department fired tear gas on Occupy Oakland demonstrators Tuesday night as they marched through downtown, determined to reclaim the camp that officers destroyed that morning. As the marchers zigged and zagged in search of safe ground, authorities bombarded and barricaded the activists into a drawn-out stalemate that resulted in further arrests.

The local police's use of force seriously injured an Occupy activist and Iraq War veteran.

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Scott Olsen, 24, remains sedated on a respirator, in stable but critical condition at Oakland’s Highland Hospital after being hit in the head with a police projectile.

Olsen's roommate, Keith Shannon, 24, told The Huffington Post that Olsen i


Added: Oct-26-2011 Occurred On: Oct-26-2011
By: LickTheTins
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Tags: oakland, cops, critically, injured, tear gas, cannister, iraq, war, vet, occupy, occupy oakland, occupy wall street, activists, protesters, march
Location: Oakland, California, United States (load item map)
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