Here’s the damage at the front entrance on Laguna:
Here’s how things looked about six years ago after a similar attack:
This was on the Geary side:
I’d say both incidents were the work of Team Tibet:
You know, these people:
This consulate has more than its fair share of incidents, of course. Let’s look back some more.
It’s U.C. Davis grad / protest artist Nyendak Wangden hanging off the side of the gosh darn building. It’s supposed to look like she was hung by her pretty white neck, but she was safe under the robes in her climbing harness. Safe until somebody on the roof hacked at the red rope causing her to fall.
How long a fall to the balcony would you say that was? 15 feet or so? Note the absence of the flagpoles in this later photo – those poles got nubbed shortly after the rope cutting incident.
The mise-en-scene from before the rope thang. (NB: The next time you illegally suspend yourself from a building to make a political point, do it above a balcony – it can be a long way to the sidewalk otherwise:
And there’s this – “serial package thrower” Aaron Bassler made the news by repeatedly throwing items containing wacky stuff (documents concerning the “Martian military”) over the fence of the consulate. These objects were treated as bombs by the SFPD. Thusly:
These kinds of crazy things don’t happen at other consulates and embassies, huh?
What will happen next at our star-crossed Chinese consulate?