White Ocean, the Burning Man camp set up by DJ Paul Oakenfold and Russian billionaire heir Tumur Sardarov, has been attacked and vadalised by a "band of hooligans", according to a Facebook post from brand.
"A band of hooligans raided our camp, stole from us, pulled and sliced all of our electrical lines leaving us with no refrigeration and wasting our food and, glued our trailer doors shut, vandalized most of our camping infrastructure, dumped 200 gallons of potable water flooding our camp," the post states, adding that authorities were immediately called to the scene.
White Ocean has come under fire in the past for its seemingly luxurious and exclusive nature, however the camp's representatives believe 2016 has been a particularly tough year even before the raid. "We have felt like we've been sabotaged from every angle, but last night's chain of events, while we were all out enjoying our beautiful home, was an absolute and definitive confirmation that some feel we are not deserving of Burning Man," say White Ocean.
They also claim that one of the Burning Man organisers even told them: "it makes sense that you have been sabotaged as you are a closed camp and not welcoming," yet dispute this, pointing out that White Ocean feeds "hundreds of non white ocean burners a day," adding, "we will absolutely not let this pathetic violation stop what we came here to do."
Read the full statement here.
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