From the San Francisco Chronicle:
An Iraq war veteran who was injured during the raucous Occupy Oakland protest Tuesday night was upgraded to fair condition this morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland, a nursing supervisor said.Scott Olsen, 24, of Daly City, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, was among the hundreds of protesters who filled the streets of downtown Oakland to protest the police dismantling of the encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall.Keith Shannon, Olsen's roommate who served with him in Iraq, said doctors told him Wednesday night that Olsen was unconscious and breathing with the help of a respirator. He was initially reported to be in critical condition.The antiwar group said Olsen suffered a skull fracture when he was hit by a "blunt object."Video footage shows a protester, identified by the antiwar group as Olsen, being knocked to the ground at 14th Street and Broadway after police lobbed an object - possibly a tear gas canister - at a group of protesters.While he lay wounded in the street, other protesters came to his aid. The footage then appears to show an officer tossing another canister toward the group helping him.One protester can be heard screaming "What the f- " at police while a demonstrator angrily bangs his sign on the street.