-Sydney siege gunman identified as Man Haron Monis
-Man Haron Monis, 50, first came to attention of police when he penned poisonous letters to the family of dead Australian soldiers seven years ago.
-Most recently, he was charged with more than 50 allegations of indecent and sexual assault relating to time allegedly spent as a self-proclaimed "spiritual healer"
Many have started using the hashtage #illridewithyou to show their support for the Muslim population. source
Sydney I love you all of you, this is the perfect sentiment #illridewithyou— Rachael Taylor (@_Rachael_Taylor) December 15, 2014
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i'm at work about 15 minutes from martin place and it was pretty emotional to watch this all unfold. it all happened so quickly, after hours of silence 7 hostages came running out and then less than a minute later the police stormed in and all you could hear was gunfire and explosions.