Video of Iraq Vet Hit in Oakland Police Attack , Military Start OWS SupportSubmitted by James_Madison_Lives on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 15:57
"Dirty hippie protesters" wouldn't leave a downed veteran behind even when cops tried to scatter them. After fighting for Iraqi freedom Olsen comes back and finds he doesn't have his own right to peaceably assemble after all.
Additional video of 2 tour Iraq vet Scott Olsen being helped by crowd when police lob flash bang grenade right into their group. Olsen suffered a fractured skull and swelling of the brain. His condition has been upgraded from critical to fair. Eyewitness testimony by Jay Finneburgh at Veterans News Now: "This poor guy was right behind me when he was hit in the head with a police projectile. He went down hard and did not get up." In the video the crowd can be seen rushing to Olsen's aid and attempting to evacuate when police throw another stun grenade right into them. Despite the attack, protesters continue to evacuate Olsen under fire.