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Injured vet spent day at work, nights at protest

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Iraq War veteran injured in clashes between police and anti-Wall Street protesters felt so strongly about economic inequality that he wanted to do something to change it.

   Roommate Keith Shannon says that Scott Olsen, 24, joined the protests as he worked his day job as a network engineer. He left his apartment at night to sleep alongside protesters in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif.

   Olsen, 24, apparently suffered a fractured skull Tuesday during the clashes.

   It's not known exactly what type of object struck Olsen or who might have thrown it. The group Iraq Veterans Against the War said officers were responsible for his injury. Police are investigating.

   Olsen's has become a rallying cry, with one movement website declaring: "We are all Scott Olsen."

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