Scott Olsen, the Iraq War veteran whose skull was fractured by police during an Occupy Oakland protest, is not an anomaly but instead one of a number of war veterans participating in the Occupy movements across the country. One former Marine said, “There’s a lot of solidarity with the Occupy movement. A lot of the same issues that the veteran population is contending with is linked with the Occupy protests in terms of economic equality and a disappearing middle class.” Chapters of Iraq Veterans Against the War say they are joining in as representatives of the organization and say they are part of the "99 percent."
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