Protestor who fell from rope faces charge

The woman who reportedly fell from a climbing rope leading to the roof of the Chinese Consulate was charged in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday with a misdemeanor count of forcibly thrusting herself onto foreign property, as advocates for Tibetan independence staged a rally at City Hall.

Protestor Nyendak Wangden was injured Wednesday after falling 15 feet while dangling from a cable tied to the top of the Chinese Consulate. Wangden, who made her initial appearance in federal court Thursday on charges of intruding on foreign territory, broke her wrist and forearm in the fall. Brihannala Morgan, who allegedly helped support Wangden while she scaled the consulate, also was charged.

Both women are free on $25,000 bail and face a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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