Woman stages China protest, falls 15 feet

A protester staging a mock hanging at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on Wednesday plummeted about 15 feet to a landing below.

The woman, identified as Nyendak Wangden of San Francisco, was conscious when firefighters rescued her, fire Capt. Mindy Talmadge said.

Wangden, who was at the consulate with two dozen other protesters, remains at San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive, Talmadge said.

The group was protesting China’s human-rights record in Tibet, days before the opening of the Beijing Olympics. Wangden and another woman staged mock hangings from the roof of the building.

Police were investigating the incident and had no comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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