After the fatal knife attack on the Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz have protested on Monday evening, tens of thousands of people in Poland’s cities, with silent marches against political hatred. EU Council President Donald Tusk called on in Gdansk to more mutual respect. “Dear Pawel, we promise You that we will protect for You and for all of us, our Gdansk, our Poland and our Europe with hatred and contempt,” said the former Polish head of government in front of many Thousands of people.
“no to hatred, division and prejudice”
A 27-year-old man had stabbed the mayor on Sunday evening at a charity event. President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took part on Monday evening in a memorial exhibition for Adamowicz at the Warsaw Cathedral. We have gathered here not only to pray for the deceased and out of solidarity for his family, said cardinal Kazimierz Nycz. To say it was also “decided no to hatred, division and prejudice”. Nycz called for the “path of brotherly love” and a community that would make anyone exclusive.
The gunman had called according to media reports, after the knife attack into the microphone, he had served five years innocent in the jail and the civic platform have tortured him. Doctors at the University hospital had surgery Adamowicz, according to a spokesperson for five hours. On Monday afternoon he died.