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Iraq war vet skull cracked by police in Occupy Oakland protest

October 27, 2011

On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, police in Oakland, California, aggressively used “nonlethal” rounds to disperse peaceful protesters from Occupy Oakland. Their violent overreaction seriously injured Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, leaving him hospitalized with a fractured
skull.

Iraq Veterans Against the War, of which Scott is a member, has asked everyone to share the image below to show support. Click here to share this photo to make sure every American knows about this tragedy.

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=266266&id=32369-17567994-wM376xx&t=2
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We need as many folks as possible to know about this awful incident so that mayors and police departments around the nation think twice about using force to remove Occupy protesters.

IVAW has also called for vigils for Scott tonight at local Occupy sites at 7 p.m. local time. You can find out if the Occupy near you is participating by going to http://www.occupytogether.org/. Or, just head down to your local occupation to stand in solidarity with IVAW and Scott this evening. Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Wes, Michael, Carrie, and the rest of the team

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