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Iraq war vet injured during Oakland protests
Iraq war veteran among Oakland protesters injured during clash with police
By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ' Among demonstrators injured during a clash between Oakland police and protesters is a 24-year-old Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq.

Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, an advocacy group for vets, said member Scott Olsen was hospitalized with a fractured skull.

Olsen was hit by a projectile while marching toward City Hall. Guy said it was not immediately clear if he would need surgery.

She said Olsen was marching Tuesday because he felt corporations and banks had too much government influence.

A spokesman for Highland Hospital in Oakland did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The clash Tuesday came after officials complained about deteriorating safety, sanitation and health issues.

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