An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile.
Scott Olsen is in a "critical condition" in Highland hospital in Oakland, a hospital spokesman confirmed.
The Guardian spoke to people with Olsen at the hospital. Adele Carpenter, who knows Olsen through his involvement with anti-war groups, said she arrived at the hospital at 11pm on Tuesday night.
Carpenter said she was told by a doctor at the hospital that Olsen had a skull fracture and was in a "serious but stable" condition. She said he had been sedated and was unconscious.
"I'm just absolutely devastated that someone who did two tours of Iraq and came home safely is now lying in a US hospital because of the domestic police force," Carpenter said.
|But not before they damage you, apparently...|
|A woman in a wheelchair in a cloud of tear gas. (Source: http://yfrog.com/h8dgtfxjj)|
|So, while bankers enjoy bonuses made possible by taxpayer bailout|
money, people who protest this inequality are dealt with HG Wells style.
That seems fair.