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.
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.
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.
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.
Writing on Twitter, Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński said: ‘Some are likely ordinary Internet trolls, naively counting on anonymity, others are mentally disturbed.’ Following the horror killing, thousands of people across Poland took to the streets to pay silent homage to the mayor.
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.