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Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us
Fri, 2019-Sep-20 00:58 UTC
Length - 2:36

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With 255,728 views on Thursday, 19 September 2019 our article of the day is Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us.

Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us is a Facebook event planned for September 20, 2019, 3:00 am to 6:00 am local time, at Area 51, a United States Air Force (USAF) facility within the Nevada Test and Training Range, to raid the site in search for extraterrestrial life. The event was created by Matty Roberts, who confirmed it was comedic and disavowed responsibility for any casualties if people actually attempt to raid the military base. Roberts posted the event on June 27, 2019. Over 2 million people have responded "going" and 1.5 million "interested" on the event's page. Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said government officials were briefed on the event and discouraged people from attempting to enter military property. Nevada law enforcement also warned potential participants in the event against trespassing. The event, although purely comedic, has had an effect on businesses both locally in Nevada and around the United States, which are creating preparations for visitors and products for people going.

In Lincoln County, Nevada, two music festivals have also been planned: Alienstock in Rachel, Nevada, and Storm Area 51 Basecamp in Hiko, Nevada. However, local governments and police fear that even these legal events may be problematic if too many people show up. Alienstock was cancelled by Roberts due to poor planning and planned for it to be relocated to Las Vegas, although the Little A'Le'Inn owner Connie West attempted to continue with the name in Rachel. Roberts' lawyers sent her a cease and desist regarding use of the name.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:58 UTC on Friday, 20 September 2019.

For the full current version of the article, see Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us on Wikipedia.

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