Statement from Rep. Barbara Lee on OccupyOakland

Oct. 27, 2011 | Here’s a statement released this morning from East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee on the response by law enforcement in Oakland Tuesday night against Occupy Oakland protesters, including the critically-injured Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, who was hit in the head with a projectile shot by police:

“I shared my outrage and grave concern about the police brutality in Oakland directly with the Mayor. My thoughts go out to the injured and especially Scott Olsen. I strongly support the occupy movement and continue to stand with the peaceful protesters in this struggle for economic justice and equality.”