Vandals target Chinese consulate in Vancouver

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      Vancouver police are on the lookout for two people who were filmed defacing the entrance to the Chinese consulate.

      Each was filmed on different occasions outside the building on Granville Street south of West 16th Avenue.

      On March 22, a man parked his SUV outside and spat on the plaque.

      Then he threw a substance from a cup on the surface before using a hammer to try to remove the plaque.

      A man throws a cup of white liquid on the plaque at the Chinese consulate.

      When a consulate employee tried to drive out onto the street, the man, who appears to be in his 70s, blocked him and spat on the vehicle.

      A police suspect blocks the driveway, preventing a car from leaving the consulate.

      The other incident occurred on April 4 around 3 a.m. A younger man, perhaps in his 30s or 40s, spray-painted graffiti on the gate of the building.

      “These are such disrespectful and intolerable acts,” Vancouver police liaision Cst. Tania Visintin said.