The mayor of the Polish metropolis of Gdańsk has died in hospital after he was stabbed on stage throughout a charity occasion.
Paweł Adamowicz, 53, was attacked in entrance of a whole lot of individuals Sunday evening. Moments before, his Instagram account had posted an image of the view of the gang from the stage.
A 27-year-old man was arrested Sunday in reference to the stabbing, however there is no such thing as a proof the assault was politically motivated.
Adamowicz underwent surgical procedure for 5 hours in a single day after being stabbed within the coronary heart and stomach, however medical doctors treating him introduced his death on Monday.
“We could not win,” stated Poland’s minister of well being, Lukasz Szumowski.
Adamowicz had been mayor of the northern metropolis of Gdańsk since 1998, most lately successful election final November, and according to AP was a progressive voice, supporting LGBT rights and the rights of refugees.
“I desire a fashionable, honest, pleasant and open Gdańsk. Gdańsk, the place everybody lives effectively, works, develops and brings up kids,” he wrote in March final year as he campaigned for re-election.
After it was introduced he had lost giant amount of blood within the assault, lengthy queues had been reported at blood donation stations within the metropolis.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated the stabbing was a “huge tragedy” for Poland.
Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk, now president of the European Council, additionally paid tribute to his “good good friend” Adamowicz.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stated Adamowicz’s death was a “devastating loss” for the individuals of Gdańsk.