The murderer of the mayor of the Polish city of Gdańsk has appealed against the life sentence he is currently serving for the killing.
Donald Tusk, leader of Poland's main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), has said that the ruling party's rhetoric is to be blamed for the 2019 killing of Paweł Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdańsk.
Prosecutors in Gdańsk have charged a man who stabbed to death the city’s mayor during a televised charity event with murder, almost three years after the incident.
Donald Tusk, the leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament and a former Polish prime minister, has criticised delays in the trial of the man accused of murdering the mayor of Gdańsk Paweł Adamowicz.
Tens of thousands paid their respects to Paweł Adamowicz, who died this week at the hands of a knifeman.
Around 45,000 people are attending the funeral in Gdańsk (northern Poland) of the city's murdered mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, according to police estimates. Meanwhile in Warsaw, crowds are watching the ceremony on public screens.
Around 53,000 people gathered at the European Solidarity Centre (ECS) in Gdańsk on Friday to pay their final respects to the city's murdered mayor, Paweł Adamowicz.
Poland's current state officials including President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as well as a number of former heads of state and prime ministers will attend Saturday's funeral for murdered Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz.
A funeral Mass for the late Gdańsk mayor will take place at the St Mary's Basilica in the Baltic city at noon on Saturday.
The man who knifed Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz to death in front of thousands of horrified spectators was released from prison last year after serving five years for armed robbery and was receiving psychiatric treatment.
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