Occupy Tensions High After Vet’s Skull Fracture | Roland Martin Reports

Occupy Tensions High After Vet’s Skull Fracture

Source: AP / CBS News

OAKLAND, Calif. – Anti-Wall Street protesters filled a street with a late-night march Wednesday and Oakland’s police chief pledged a vigorous investigation into an earlier clash between police and protesters that left an Iraq War veteran in critical condition with a fractured skull.

Police Chief Howard Jordan spoke as tensions grew over demonstration encampment in the Bay area.

“It’s unfortunate it happened. I wish that it didn’t happen. Our goal, obviously, isn’t to cause injury to anyone,” the chief said at an afternoon press conference.

Scott Olsen, 24, suffered a fractured skull Tuesday in a march with other protesters toward City Hall, said Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. The demonstrators had been making an attempt to re-establish a presence in the area of a disbanded protesters’ camp when they were met by officers in riot gear.

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