After the death of the mayor of gdańsk Pawel Adamowicz, it has given the country-wide spontaneous demonstrations against hatred and violence. Alone in Warsaw in the evening gathered on Monday under the slogan “stop the hate” thousands of people, as the Agency PAP reported. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities.

Poland’s Ex-government chief and EU Council President Donald Tusk said in Gdansk: “I promise You today, dear Pavel, we are waiting for You in our Gdansk, our Poland and our Europe will be rid of hatred.”

Adamowicz, since 1998, the mayor of the Northern Polish city that had been attacked on Sunday evening while a charity event by a knife and died on Monday at his internal injuries. The authorities of murder. A court ordered custody for the 27-year-old attacker (here you can read more about the backgrounds).

Also, the former solidarity leader and President Lech Walesa, head of the government, Mateusz Morawiecki, and many politicians from the government and the Opposition were concerned about Adamowicz’s death. President Andrzej Duda praised Adamowicz as a “great politician”.

From a state-organised funeral March saw Duda at the request of the members. The family had wanted the broadest possible reluctance of the policy, he said, and instead announced the day of the funeral of a 53-Year-old state of mourning. A date has not been fixed.

Seibert: “horrible and dastardly” deed

reports, According to unofficial media, the attacker was mentally ill and suffered from schizophrenia, such as the PAP reported, citing the gdańsk prison doctors. The man was already convicted and did time for Bank robberies is in custody. For the prison, he made Adamowiczs Ex-party citizens platform, PO responsible, and wanted revenge. Adamowicz was since 2015 independent.

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The Federal government has expressed shock over the deadly attack on Adamowicz. “We are deeply saddened and shocked by the death of Pawel Adamowicz,” said foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD). “This cowardly assassination makes us stunned.” The spokesman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), Steffen Seibert, condemned the attack as “horrible and dastardly” deed.

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke to the widow of the politician expressed his condolences. Adamowicz had been the victim of a “senseless act of violence,” he explained in a letter of condolence. It won’t shake him, that Adamowicz was attacked during the final rally of a fundraiser.

Also of Poland, Officer of the Federal government, Brandenburg’s Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD), was shocked by the “insidious attack”. Adamowicz have Danzig “with his liberal course”. The SPD chair Andrea Nahles praised the mayor as a convinced European, “to stand for openness to the world and tolerance”.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg imaginary Adamowicz on Monday with a minute of silence.


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