Graffiti wall sparks gang warfare at Bahrain petrochemicals conference

A scene from the Bahrain Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association Conference yesterday

A scene from the Bahrain Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association Conference yesterday

BAHRAIN: Chaos descended on a petrochemicals conference in Manama last night, after a graffiti wall for delegates led to 23 injuries and 54 arrests.

Billed as “a chance for petrochemical professionals to express their urban creativity”, the wall was intended as a lighthearted closer after two days of panel discussions and seminars.

However, trouble was sparked when a delegate from BP inadvertently ‘tagged’ over a piece made by an ExxonMobile representative known only as ‘Tha Gas Man’.

According to eyewitnesses, within minutes the situation had descended into full-on gang warfare.

“So this a’hole from BP just walk up and slashes Gas Man’s tag like it ain’t no biggy,” said Raymond Jacobs, Vice President of Gulf Markets for Shell. “Gas Man ain’t gonna take that so he just whips BP guy with his cannon. Then all the Shell Posse weigh in. Feds are called and we all split. Didn’t even stop to pick up our complimentary goody bags, yo.”

“Everyone know that BP can’t drill oil for shit and they sustainability policy is wack,” he added.

“We were hoping that the wall would give industry professionals the chance to unwind, tag their brand, or maybe hit it up with some sick petrochemical-related throw-ups,” said conference organiser Melanie Alhambra.

“But on reflection, we probably should have gone with the petrochemical battle of the bands we originally planned.”

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