By now, Scott Olsen has become a mobilizing figure in the Occupy Oakland movement. The 24-year-old Marine had survived two tours of duty in Iraq but suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a projectile shot by police at the Occupy Oakland protest on Tuesday. And video footage shows Olsen was standing peacefully before he was struck. He’s now in fair condition and expected to make a full recovery, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Here’s footage of Olsen before he was hit, as well as police firing more tear gas at other protesters who tried to come to his aid.