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Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

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A day of mourning is under way in Poland ahead of the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk fatally stabbed at a charity event last Sunday.Large screens have been set up around St Mary's Church in the city to broadcast Saturday's funeral service.Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of Poland's ruling party, had served as the mayor of Gdansk for 20 years.President Andrzej Duda and European Council President Donald Tusk are among those expected to attend the ceremony. Late on Friday, a funeral procession was attended by thousands of people who followed Mr Adamowicz's coffin, which was covered in white flowers and the city's red flag, as it was driven through the city's streets. Who was Pawel Adamowicz? Mayor's murder leaves div...