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Siege cafe to reopen

flowers, tribute, sydney siegeThe Lindt cafe at the centre of the Sydney siege is due to reopen with a permanent tribute to the victims.

Repairs to the Martin Place cafe’s interior were being undertaken in time for a reopening in early March, a Lindt Australia representative told AAP on Wednesday.

“There will be a tribute, a plaque or something,” the representative said.

The business has been closed since mid-December after Man Haron Monis held 18 hostages there during a 16 hour siege.

Cafe manager Tori Johnson and Sydney barrister Katrina Dawson were killed in the siege, along with gunman Monis.

An inquest revealed last week that Johnson had died after being forced to kneel on the cafe floor by the gunman and being shot in the head.

Dawson died from police bullet fragments, which ricocheted into her body after tactical operation forces stormed the building.

AAP

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