OAKLAND, California (WXOW) -- The Onalaska man who was hurt in an "Occupy" protest in California is speaking publicly for the first time.
24-year-old Scott Olsen suffered a skull fracture last month when he was hit by a tear gas canister during a clash between police and protesters in Oakland.
The Iraq War veteran was released from the hospital two weeks ago.
In an interview posted Monday by an independent media outlet in the Bay area, indybay.org, Olsen talked about the moments after he was hurt.
"They carried me away and they asked me my name several times and I couldn't answer them. That's when I knew that, yeah okay, it's time to go, time to let them take care of me."
Olsen is wearing a neck brace and he still has some trouble speaking.
Click on the link to the left to see his interview.