Conflict & Justice

Iraq Veterans Who Join Occupy Wall Street Protest

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Occupy Oakland Protest (Photo: EKA Photography/Flickr)

An 'Occupy Wall Street' protester who was injured earlier this week in California is hospitalized in critical condition. Scott Olsen's skull was fractured as protesters in Oakland clashed with police.

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Olsen is a veteran of the Iraq War. Other veterans have been turning out for the Occupy Wall Street protests, too.

Joseph Carter is one: he's been going to the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests in New York.

Both he and Olsen are also members of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Some in the group have raised the idea that veterans could advise the protesters on tactics to protect themselves from projectiles or tear-gas attacks.

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Joseph Carter.