Paweł Adamowicz: thousands attend Gdańsk mayor’s funeral

Poles mourn critic of ruling party’s anti-immigration policies who was stabbed at charity event

Polish and European officials joined thousands of people from across Poland on Saturday for the funeral of Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of the northern city of Gdańsk, who died on Monday after being stabbed the night before at a charity event.

The European council president. Donald Tusk, a friend of Adamowicz, was among those attending the burial at the vast Gothic St Mary’s Basilica. Poland’s president Andrzej Duda and the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, also attended along with former leaders including Lech Wałęsa.

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