More than 2000 people have united at Federation Square to mourn the loss of five people who were killed in a rampage on Melbourne's Bourke Street last Friday.
The victims killed in the deadly rampage include a three month old baby, Thalia Hakin, 10, Jess Mudie, 22, Matthew Si, 33, and a 25-year-old Japanese man.
Emergency service workers and politicians -- including Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews -- joined the crowds, with Federal MP Kelly O'Dwyer joining many teary Australians listening to tributes.
Lord Mayer Robert Doyle and Premier Daniel Andrews addressed the crowd while Melbourne student, Henry Dow, recounted seeing a taxi driver coming to the aid of injured pedestrians after the rampage.
"I hope I never forgot how great strangers can be. I love this city," Dow told thousands on Monday evening.
Moments before the vigil, the accused killer was charged with five counts of murder, and will be remanded in custody until his next court appearance via videolink in August.
Quick stop off to pay respects at Fed Square and stand alongside fellow Melburnians. pic.twitter.com/V1BaUlJ9cp— Andrew Birt (@andrewbirt) January 23, 2017
Donations to the immediate families of the victims can be made by calling 1800 226 226 or via the website.
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