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Local man critically injured in Occupy Oakland Protest

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Onalaska, WI (WXOW) - A local man is in critical condition in a California hospital following a clash between police and protestors in Oakland, California.

Scott Olsen has family in Onalaska.

He is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran who served two tours in Iraq.

Olsen was part of the Occupy Oakland Protest.  He was injured in a clash between police and protesters. 

Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, an advocacy group for Vets, says Olsen sustained a skull fracture during this clash.

A spokesman for Highland Hospital in Oakland says he was in critical condition.

Olsen was hit by a projectile while marching toward city hall.

Guy said it was not immediately clear if Olsen would need surgery.

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