Mass Suicide at Jonestown: 30 Years Later

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Congressional Inquiry
The trouble at Jonestown began with the arrival of Congressman Leo Ryan, right, who represented a district in Northern California where relatives of some of the cult members lived. Ryan, urged by a group calling itself Concerned Relatives to learn more about the Temple's activities, traveled to Guyana with government officials, journalists and members of the relatives' group.

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