One year on since Sydney cafe siege

One year on since Sydney cafe siege
By Euronews with Reuters
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Sydney marks one year since the Lindt cafe siege

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The text of tribute messages has been projected onto buildings in Sydney, to mark the first anniversary of the Lindt cafe siege.

It is a year since a fatal hostage situation at the cafe in the Australian city left several dead and wounded.

18 people were taken hostage at the Lindt cafe by an armed man brandishing an ISIL flag.

Floral projections have been beamed onto the facade of the Lindt Cafe building
https://t.co/Kfc4eru0eapic.twitter.com/IObZup8SZ0

— ABC News Sydney (@abcnewsSydney) December 15, 2015

“A great city can overcome its darkest hours.” mikebairdMP</a> Light tribute on Lindt cafe building. <a href="https://twitter.com/2GBNews">2GBNewspic.twitter.com/iBuAbERmcz

— Laura Parr (@LauraKParr) December 15, 2015

Police stormed the building after 16 hours.

Brave Skilled Professional Experienced Compassionate

That's @nswpolice

#LindtCafe#MartinPlaceSiegepic.twitter.com/2Cxp1Pbqm0

— True Blue Line (@trueblueline) December 15, 2015

The cafe manager died, along with a customer. The gunman was also killed.

A court hearing is underway to determine whether the act was directly linked to ISIL or whether the gunman held a personal grievance.

Every dollar spent in the Lindt Cafe on the 1st anniversary of the #SydneySiege will be donated to charity. pic.twitter.com/c0cwUKqZRe

— Triple M Sydney (@TripleMSydney) December 14, 2015

The Lindt cafe siege memorial will be made up of 400 of these stainless steel cubes. #9Newspic.twitter.com/1scpwoNK5p

— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) December 13, 2015

Dignitaries visited the site and were shown a model of a permanent memorial planned for the site.

Clear cubes containing flowers will be set into the granite paving in Martin Place.

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