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Sadness is profound.

Sadness because we have lost hope.

Sadness because we are being opressed.

Sadness because all this man did was use his right to free speech.

2.24pm: I've just spoken to Keith Shannon, roommate of Scott Olsen, the Iraq veteran who is in hospital after apparently having been hit in the head by a police projectile.

Shannon said doctors told him Olsen has a "skull fracture and swelling of the brain". A neurosurgeon will assess Olsen later today to determine whether he needs surgery, Shannon said.

Olsen, 24, was in 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, before leaving the military last year. He had been opposed to the Iraq war even before his first tour to the country, Shannon said. Shannon and Olsen met in November or December 2005, and share an apartment in Daly City, south of San Francisco.

1:55 PM PT: Adding insult to injury those that try and assist him are attacked by flash grenades.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 12:42 PM PDT.

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