Sydneysiders are sharing the pain of those who lost loved ones in yesterday’s cafe siege and shoot-out, but the city’s “heart is beating again”, the New South Wales Premier says.
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New South Wales Premier Mike Baird said the Red Cross would help deliver flowers to the affected families.
Speaking near Martin Place’s Lindt cafe, where thousands of people have left flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims, Mr Baird said despair was being replaced by the “emergence of hope”.
“Behind me, the flowers, the hands that have come down and put those flowers in place, that shows that this city’s heart is beating again,” he said.
The city pays tribute.
“Despite the tragedy, goodness is pouring forth.”
Mr Baird said he was among thousands of people who shared in the grief of the families of Ms Dawson, a mother of three children, and Mr Johnson, the cafe’s manager.
“I want them to know that I have had hundreds and hundreds of emails from people across the state saying, ‘please give them the sense that we are with you, we share your pain’.