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It was a mass suicide led by religious figurehead Jim Jones. Not sure what the religion was exactly, but he basically suckered over 900 people into a “revolutionary suicide”. The meaning behind revolutionary suicide was described as: “you can go down in history, saying you chose your own way to go, and it is your commitment to refuse capitalism and in support of socialism.”
They all drank “Flavor Aid” laced with cyanide and other poisons, and only two people survived. Jones himself was one of the last to die, due to a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. They even killed infants present by using a syringe to “bottle feed” the poison into their mouths.
***WARNING: PICTURE OF THE INCIDENT BELOW. SHOWS NUMEROUS DEAD BODIES. NO GORE, BUT THE CONTEXT IS QUITE UNSETTLING. NSFW NSFW NSFW***
***NSFW NSFW NOT SAFE FOR WORK NSFW***
If you Google Image search “Jonestown, the first ten images to come up in the search are all different photos of the event. According to sources, it took roughly five minutes for the people to die after ingesting the poison.