Lockdown at Israeli Consulate

Lockdown At Israeli Consulate In San Francisco

On January 15th, thirty to forty solidarity activists took over the building housing the San Francisco Israeli consulate (456 Montgomery) shortly after 8am, putting bike locks on the doors to prevent it from opening.

Activists both inside and outside locked themselves together with locks and tubes. As of 9:15am, the building is still closed and building security was prevented by protesters from letting people in through side doors.

Updates:

10:50 am: Police pushed protestors out the area and arrested five people blocking the doors into the building.

10:00 am: 4 people inside the building have been arrested but the lockdown still is managing to keep the building shutdown.

9:15am: Building security has tried to open side doors to let people in but protesters have managed to keep the building closed

8:45am: Police have arrived. There are people locked down with tubes on their arms both inside and outside the door to the building. At least one hundred protesters are now on the scene.

8:25am: Thirty to forty activists have taken over the building housing the San Francisco Israeli consulate (456 Montgomery) and have put locks on the doors to prevent it from opening. The action comes as the death toll in Gaza passes one thousand and Israeli bombs have hit the main UN compound and have set aid supplies on fire.

For more info:
www.indybay.org