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Burning Man Camp Attacked by Vandals Over Outrage at ‘Parasite Class’

Vandals cut power lines and flooded the site with 200 gallons of water

Vandals have attacked a camp at the annual Burning Man festival, cutting power lines, gluing fairgoers’ trailer doors shut and flooding the site with water, organizers of the camp said.

The raid on the White Ocean camp during the popular outdoor festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert last week came after many were outraged at the exclusive luxury camp’s “parasite class” full of tech entrepreneurs and tourists, the Guardian reports.

“This year has been quite the challenge for our camp,” White Ocean said in a statement on Facebook. “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.”

Camp organizers claim a “band of hooligans” vandalized most of their camp infrastructure, stole from members of the camp and flooded the site by dumping 200 gallons of potable water.

“Nonetheless, with open hearts and immense love for what we bring to Burning Man, we will absolutely not let this pathetic violation stop what we came here to do,” the statement said. “We came here to unite people through music and love. We came here to inspire and we came here to live and let live.”

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