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The mayor of Gdansk stabbed on stage

LAST: Jakub Krupa, a Polish journalist writing for the Polish news agency and The Guardian, reports that the Adamowicz is alive, but that his condition is still critical after a five-hour operation.

the Mayor of the nordpolske the city of Gdansk was on Sunday night stabbed during a charity event. The condition is described as very serious.

Adamowicz was stabbed when he spoke from the stage at the event. Pictures show that it was powered resuscitation of the mayor on the spot after he was lying lifeless on the stage. He was later transported to the hospital.

video images from the concert shows several people standing on the stage with the fireworks. Suddenly, a man comes at great speed towards the mayor and puts him down. A short time afterwards, it may seem that the suspected man celebrates in front of the crowd with a knife in hand, before he is laid in the ground.

Seriously injured

the President of Poland, Andrzej Questions, " according to nyhetsbyråret AP that the doctors have managed to keep Adamowicz in live.

- There is hope, but he is still seriously injured, says Questions.

DRAMA: There were several hundred people present at the event. This picture shows the mayor right before he was stung. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more

Adamowicz (53) has been the mayor of the port city in over 20 years and is a well-known figure in the country. Knivstikkingen shocks large parts of the country, writes the BBC.

A 27-year-old man is arrested in the case. He should have shouted that he had been imprisoned on the wrong basis under the previous government, led by ordførerens former party.

The suspects should recently have been released from prison, and to have gained access to the scene by using a pressekort.


Knivstikkingen happened during the veldedighetsarrangementet the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, where several hundred people were present.

interior minister Joachim Brudzinski describes the attack as "an unreasonable barbaric act."

today, my thoughts to Adamowicz and his family and all who love him, " says Poland's president, Andrzej Questions, according to The Guardian.

Adamowicz is considered a progressive voice in Poland. He has, among other things, supported LGBT rights, and asking people to be tolerant of minorities.

the Review follows the case.

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