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Uncle of veteran injured in anti-Wall Street protests: Appalled by police's use of force
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ' An uncle of an Iraq War veteran injured when anti-Wall Street protesters clashed with police in Oakland, Calif., said he was appalled by officers' action.
A hospital spokesman says the 24-year-old veteran and Wisconsin native, Scott Olsen, was upgraded to fair condition and moved into an intensive care unit on Thursday.
His uncle, George Nygaard, tells The Associated Press from Wisconsin that Olsen's parents were heading to California on Thursday morning.
Olsen apparently suffered a fractured skull Tuesday in a march with other protesters toward Oakland City Hall. The demonstrators were trying to re-establish a presence in the area of a disbanded protesters' camp when they were met by officers.
It's not known exactly what type of object struck Olsen or who might have thrown it.
Associated Press writer Dinesh Ramde in Milwaukee contributed to this report.