The Jonestown Massacre: 30 years on

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Few events elicit quite the horror and disbelief of the Jonestown ‘revolutionary suicides’ of November 18, 1978. On this day 30 years ago, 918 followers of the drug-addled preacher and communist Jim Jones drank poison in the largest mass suicide of modern history. Jones had called the action after a visit by United States congressmen Leo Ryan to his remote ‘utopian community’ in Guyana, South America, to check on the welfare of his 1000 – predominately American – followers. Ryan was killed shortly before the mass suicide when… click HERE to read (WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO CONTENT)

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