Marine Veteran Scott Olsen could be the first person to die at an OWS protest.Submitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 12:01
US: Veteran Scott Olsen Could Be The First Person To Die At A Wall Street Protest
Linette Lopez and Robert Johnson
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:50 CDT
Scott Olsen survived two tours of Iraq, but his life could be over after being critically injured by a police projectile at Occupy Oakland, The Guardian reports. He's 24 years old.
As we know, Occupy Oakland got incredibly ugly this week as police tried to remove protesters from their camp in front of City Hall by using tear gas, fire crackers, and rubber bullets.
Olsen suffered a head injury on Tuesday night, and is now in critical condition in Oakland's Highland Hospital. Jay Finneburgh, a photographer on the scene, managed to witness and take pictures of the incident. Police policy specifically prohibits the firing of these weapons at a person's head.