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People involved in the siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco tell their story. Negotiations are failing. The FBI runs out of patience and decides to storm the compound.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's March 1993. The FBI is surrounding a compound called Mount Carmel just outside the town of Waco, Texas. There are more than a hundred men, women and children inside who call themselves the Branch Davidians, followers of David Koresh, who believes he's a new messiah.

Both sides are heavily armed. Negotiations are failing.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

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Thu 27 Jul 2017 13:45