"Tens of thousands of poles gathered in Gdansk to an emotional farewell at the funeral of the city's mayor Pawel Adamowicz. He was cut to death in a hämndattack from a former bank robber, an act that shocked the country."
" I am 24 years old and he has been in power during all my life. Each year, we saw changes in the city: investment, new roads, shopping malls and community centers, all thanks to him. It is my duty to be here, " said Tomasz Ceglinski, one of those who gathered outside st. mary's Church, where the funeral ceremony was held."
"Among the approximately 3 500 guests who got to place inside of the church was the country's president Andrzej Duda, peace laureate Lech Walesa and EU ambassador to the council president, Donald Tusk."
"The man arrested for knivdådet has a history of mental illness. But many poles see the connection between the deed and näthat and a growing political division in the country. The 53-year-old Pawel Adamowicz was seen as a liberal on the political spectrum. He took over as mayor of Gdansk in 1998 and has managed to retain his post for over 20 years."