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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:34 PM
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Occupy Oakland Protester Scott Olsen To Undergo Brain Surgery - GuardianUK
Occupy Oakland protester Scott Olsen to undergo brain surgery
Olsen's condition upgraded from serious to fair after an incident that has prompted calls for Oakland mayor's resignation
Andrew Gumbel in Oakland, Adam Gabbatt and Ewen MacAskill
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 27 October 2011 18.27 EDT


Scott Olsen holds a banner at a protest. Photograph: Keith Shannon

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Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a projectile fired by police during the Occupy Oakland protests, will require surgery to alleviate brain swelling.

Doctors at Highland Hospital in Oakland have upgraded Olsen's condition from critical to fair, a source told the Guardian, though they would not discuss whether the 24-year-old had regained consciousness.

Olsen's roommate Keith Shannon, who served with him in Iraq, said Olsen would be undergoing surgery "within a day or two".

Shannon, who lives with Olsen in Daly City, a city south of San Francisco, said it was "great" that Olsen had been upgraded to "fair" status, but said concerns remained as to whether he may have suffered brain damage.

He was sedated upon arrival at the hospital on Tuesday night. His parents flew in from Wisconsin and were at his bedside on Thursday.

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More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/27/occupy-oakl...

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:37 PM
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1. Scott Olsen
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:38 PM
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:44 PM
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3. Bless you, Scott Olsen.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:09 PM
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:28 PM
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5. Hope he fully recovers.
Sending positive thoughts his way. I heard his roommate interviewed on Thom Hartmann today. Poor guy.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:48 PM
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6. Yep, and I hope he sues the shit out of Oakland. nt
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workinclasszero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:52 PM
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7. God bless you Scott
You were true to your oath to protect the constitution from all enemies, foreign or domestic(Oakland PD and the 1%).
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