‘Israel’s Burning Man’ festival in jeopardy as police refuse to give permit

Israel’s version of the “Burning Man” festival appears to be in danger, as police refuse to issue a permit, just days before thousands of people are scheduled to take part in the festival in the desert in Ramat HaNegev.

Mid-afternoon on Sunday, organizers said that the presiding judge at the Beersheba District court lifted a stop-work order on the festival secured on Thursday. Police have yet to issue a permit though, and organizers fear that ahead of a hearing later in the day, police will issue a new series of surprise demands meant to make the holding of the event impossible.

In a statement on Sunday, festival organizers said police demanded that they ban the entry of vehicles for disabled people and that they post CCTV cameras that they say would also be able to film within tents where participants would be sleeping.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-Burning-Man-festival-in-jeopardy-as-police-refuse-to-give-permit-403315

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