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Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen Revisits Occupy Oakland After Injury

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Scott olsen, 25-year-old Iraq veteran, visits Occupy Oakland one year after injury.

By: Youth Radio

Youth Radio caught up with Scott Olsen, 25, at today's Occupy Oakland rally in Frank Ogawa Plaza. One year ago today, Olsen was hit in the head with a tear gas canister, as Oakland police officers raided the tent encampment in front of city hall and arrested several protesters. Olsen woke up in the hospital.

And today, he's not fully recovered. He still sustains speech problems and neck pain. He helped plan tonight's events and says he will continue to support the Occupy movement no matter what.

Check out the interview below.

 

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