Take Action Now: Iraq vet critically injured by police at Occupy Oakland
Scott Olsen, a Marine veteran who did two tours in Iraq, was hit by a police projectile during last night’s brutal police crackdown of Occupy Oakland. He is in serious but stable condition at an Oakland hospital.
Tell Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to investigate this incident and allow peaceful protests to continue.
- Click here to send her an email message
- Call the Mayo’s office: (510) 238-3141
- Post a message on her Facebook page
You can make a donation to a special medical fund we’ve established for Scott here.
It’s ironic that days after Obama’s announcement of the end of the Iraq War, Scott faced a veritable war zone in the streets of Oakland last night. He and other protesters were surrounded by explosions and smoke (tear gas) going off around him as people nearby carried him injured while yelling for a medic. This disturbing video of the incident shows how veterans are now fighting a war at home.