Taken in the Summer of 2006, I had no idea what was transpiring until after this sequence of images was taken.
The woman in the foreground is using an umbrella to assault an employee because she was informed that the Summer Palace was closing in 1/2 an hour and there were no more tickets available. She did not accept this and proceeded to hit this Summer Palace employee with her umbrella until it was bent and broken. She also attempted to kick him in the crotch a number of times. The employee used his hands and arms to deflect the blows but at no time hit or struck his assailant.
This occurrence was recounted to the Summer Palace headquarters where Dr. Eisenberg and I reported a full account of what happened. The woman was neither questioned nor detained and was allowed to leave with 6 other people that she had arrived with.