26 Oct

An Iraq war veteran critically shot in Oakland

Police have stepped up their attacks to crush the Occupy actions across the country. Police forces in a number of cities have conducted mass sweeps and arrests of peaceful protesters. From the mass false arrest of more than 700 on the Brooklyn Bridge on Oct. 1 to mass arrests in Chicago, Atlanta, Oakland and beyond, the police forces have made clear their role as the servants of the 1 percent.

In Oakland, the police viciously attacked Occupy Oakland with tear gas, flash grenades and projectile weapons. Scott Olsen, an Iraq war veteran, was shot in the head by the police with a projectile. Scott is reported to be in critical condition.

  • His name is Scott Olsen. He’s a 24 year old former marine, served 2 tours in Iraq and came home safe. Then, in Oakland, he was struck in the head by something that the Police likely fired at him, fracturing his skull. When people tried to help him, they were shot with rubber bullets and flash bang grenades.”

As the video vividly shows, the Oakland police directly targeted those protesters who bravely tried to give aid to the injured.


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