A protester in Oakland, Scott Olsen, was hit in the head by a police projectile in the confrontation two days ago. Olsen, an Iraq-war veteran, is in critical condition in the hospital and may die of his injuries.
The following video was sent to us by the the aunt of the man who shot the footage, Raleigh Latham. Latham filmed Tuesday’s action throughout the course of the day and stood on the front lines with protesters when they confronted police.
Scott Olsen is seen here on the right, moments before he suffered his head injury and those who rushed to his aid were assaulted by police.
Scott Olsen remains in critical condition. Officials at Highland Hospital in Oakland are refusing comment on Olsen’s condition at this time and the media is being instructed to call back at 8:30 PDT. We will update his condition then.
Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday’s Occupy Oakland protests. Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.
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The following picture is taken from the Reddit thread “How I feel, as a United States Marine, about what occurred in Oakland .”
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