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.
Condolences are coming in from around the world after the Monday death of Gdańsk, north Poland, Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. Adamowicz died of wounds inflicted by a knife attack on Sunday evening during a nationwide charity gala in Gdańsk.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki have expressed sorrow over the death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed onstage in his city during a nationwide charity event on Sunday. Adamowicz died of wounds on Monday afternoon.