Posted by | October 27, 2011 23:31 | Filed under: Top Stories

Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, hit with a projectile by police in Oakland, is awake prior to brain surgery.

Olsen, 24, has become a figurehead of the Occupy Wall Street movement and Oakland organisers have said they will stage a general strike over what a spokeswoman called the “brutal and vicious” treatment of protesters, including the former Marine.

Oakland’s police chief, Howard Jordan, has promised a vigorous investigation into the incident which has provoked heavy criticism across the US, sparking solidarity marches in dozens of Occupy camps in the country.

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