Olbermann interviews roommate of Iraq veteran injured in Oakland

By David Ferguson
Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:01 EDT
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On last night’s “Countdown”, Keith interviewed Iraq War veteran Keith Shannon, the roommate of “Occupy Oakland” protester Scott Olsen, who was injured Wednesday when police attacked the crowd of protesters with tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. Olsen was struck in the head by a tear-gas canister. His skull has been fractured and doctors have placed him in a medically-induced coma to ease the swelling in his brain.

Shannon says that Olsen is in “stable but critical” condition and that the attack by police has only strengthened his resolve to protest and participate in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

Watch the video, embedded via Current TV, below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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