Poland: Thousands attend funeral procession of slain Gdansk mayor

Poles from all over the country travelled to Gdansk on Friday, to attend the funeral procession for the city's slain mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who had succumbed to injuries sustained after being stabbed at a charity event. Mourners first lined up before the slain mayor’s casket in the Gdansk Shipyard Gate to pay their respect. The coffin was later paraded through Gdansk, with mourners on its... Еще heels to the Basilica of St. Mary’s church. Polish President Andrzej Duda, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and President of the European Council Donald Tusk, himself a Gdansk citizen, are among the high-profile figures who are set to attend Adamowicz’s burial on Saturday. The long-time mayor of the northern Polish city was speaking during a fundraiser organised by Poland's largest charitable organisation, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, when he was attacked, late on January 12. The suspected attacker, a 27 year-old Gdansk local with an extensive criminal record, who was released from prison last month, was arrested at the scene. According to a police spokesperson the suspect gained access to the stage with a media pass, but it is not yet known how it was acquired.

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