La Crosse area native and Iraq veteran hurt in Occupy protest becomes symbol for movement

Scott Olsen, a Marine from Onalaska, Wis., was hurt during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland when a projectile fractured his skull. Fellow veterans and others are blaming police. Now "We are all Scott Olsen" has become a rallying cry for demonstrators in cities across the country.
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Scott Olsen, a Marine and Iraq War veteran from Onalaska, Wis., was hurt during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland when a projectile fractured his skull. Fellow veterans and others are blaming police, according to the Associated Press.

A witness nearby captured video of the incident:

"I think now the people involved with Occupy Wall Street are saying, ‘Here is our poster child,'" Olsen's uncle tells the La Crosse Tribune.

Olsen works as a computer systems analyst in California. He is hospitalized and in fair condition.

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