Tens of thousands paid their respects to Paweł Adamowicz, who died this week at the hands of a knifeman.
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.
Stefan W. (name withheld), 27, who on January 13 fatally stabbed Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz during a charity event in the city had also planned an attack in Warsaw, PAP has found out from a source close to the investigation.
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.
Police in the northern Polish city of Gdańsk have detained a 48-year-old local resident suspected of making telephone death threats against European Council President and former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
Following the news that Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz had died after been attacked by a schizophrenic with a knife during the closing stages of a fundraising event for children, people took to the streets to pay their respects.
President Andrzej Duda, his wife and foreign diplomats in Poland paid homage to Monday-deceased Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, who died from knife wounds inflicted during a Sunday charity gala in Gdańsk.
Knife-wielding assailant named as local man Stefan W. had a string of previous convictions for armed robbery.
The Polish PM condemned the attack on the mayor of Gdansk (northern Poland) during the 27th finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) in the Baltic city of Gdańsk on Sunday evening.