President announces national period of mourning

President Andrzej Duda on Thursday announced a period of national mourning following the tragic death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The president has appealed for appropriate observance during the period of national mourning.

The Gdańsk mayor passed away on Monday in the Medical University Clinic, in the Baltic port city of Gdańsk, where he was transferred on Sunday shortly after a knife attack during the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity finale.