19 Photos From The Sydney Siege That Will Move You
It’s been a year since the Sydney Siege took place in the Lindt Cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place.
One year since Man Monis took a group of hostages under his control and ordered them to hold flags representing ISIS to the windows of the cafe.
It took almost a full 24 hours to come to a conclusion, and for the friends and families of those captured inside the cafe, it was no doubt the worst day of their lives, wondering if they would ever see their loved ones again.
Slowly, one-by-one as Monis grew tired, hostages managed to slip out side entrances and escape, giving police much-needed information about the situation inside.
However, at around 2:30am, armed forces entered the building and gunfire erupted.
Monis was killed, but two victims were also taken.
Katrina Dawson, a working mother-of-three and Tori Johnson, the Lindt cafe manager were killed in different circumstances that day, but the reality is that their families have to forever deal with their loss.
A year on, the pain is still as fresh...