Australia honors victims of deadly siege as Sydney cafe reopens

March 20, 2015 1:12 AM

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Australia honors victims of deadly siege as Sydney cafe reopens

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened on Friday with plaques honoring two victims killed during the 16-hour standoff, which prompted tighter Australian immigration controls and a review of anti-terror laws.

The Lindt Chocolate Cafe opened its doors again with commemorative plaques for cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, and 38-year-old lawyer Katrina Dawson prominently displayed. Both were killed in the final minutes of the Dec. 15-16 siege.

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