|Scott Olsen - a Marine who served in Iraq - was attacked by|
the Oakland Police after attending an Occupy Oakland event
Olsen was attending an OccupyOakland event as a member of Veterans for Peace that was peaceful until the police attacked Americans gathering together with tear gas and flash-bang grenades.
Olsen and his girlfriend live near San Francisco, and his parents live in Wisconsin and are flying out to see their son recovering in a San Francisco hospital, reports the journal, Current.
Jay Finneburgh ( jfinneburgh [at] dslextreme.com ) at East Bay reports:
This poor guy [Olsen] was right behind me when he was hit in the head with a police projectile. He went down hard and did not get up. The bright light in the second shot in the video is from a flash-bang grenade that went off a few feet from us. He was eventually taken to Highland hospital.