Iraq war veteran suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck in the head at Occupy Oakland protest
Doctors in Oakland, California, struggled on Wednesday to save the life of an Iraq war veteran became a rallying cry for the Occupy Wall Street movement after he was badly wounded in clashes between protesters and police.
Scott Olsen, 24, a former U.S. Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired on Tuesday by police trying to prevent protesters from reclaiming a public square, protest organizers said. (Photo: REUTERS/Jay Finneburgh) Read more
“Occupy Wall Street” poster by Rob Sheridan. Pass it around!
Download the un-watermarked super hi-res version - free to print, distribute, remix, do whatever you want with. Just try to give credit if you can, and don’t try to sell it - that’s lame.
TIL Rob Sheridan has a tumblr
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Oh hey, look at that. (via)
Edit: Update to the pic. “…this piece was never intended to mislead people into believing it to be a real image.”
sorry i am a dick, internet, but let us be serious for one second here.
My name is Kelly Schomburg, I’m the girl with the red hair in these pictures. I was protesting at the Occupy Wall Street march yesterday when I and several other women were sprayed with mace and subsequently arrested. Many have already seen the video, which has been spreading like wildfire over twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and other video feeds, along with hundreds of other photos and videos. This is my recount of what happened.
In a disturbing scene from today’s “Occupy Wall Street” protests, a group of peaceful female protesters were rounded up in an orange-colored mesh pen by police and subsequently sprayed with mace without any provocation.
In spite of multiple reported incidents of possible police violence, major media outlets seem to be content to let the protests go by completely unreported, following the same “who-cares” attitude they have taken toward recent revelations that the NYPD has violated the Constitutional rights of American citizens by spying on them as possible terrorists and enemies of the state despite a complete absence of evidence of any crimes.
This is absolutely disturbing. Penning people up to mace them is police brutality. Period. What will it take to get the mainstream media to pay attention? If you follow the #OccupyWallStreet, you’ll find out that at least 80 were arrested today. AP and Wall Street Journal mentioned the arrests briefly today.