VIDEO: Poland mayor dies after being stabbed at charity event
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WARSAW (Reuters) – Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, died on Monday of his wounds a day after being stabbed by a former convict who rushed the stage during a charity event.
“We couldn’t win,” Poland’s health minister Lukasz Szumowski told reporters via private broadcaster TVN. Doctors had operated on Adamowicz for five hours, state news agency PAP said.
The article goes on to state the following:
Adamowicz was attacked while attending the annual Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, a fundraiser where volunteers collect money for medical equipment in hospitals. The head of the charity resigned soon after Adamowicz’s death was announced.
Television footage showed a man screaming “Adamowicz is dead!” as he rushed the stage and stabbed the mayor, who crumpled to the floor.
Speaking on the stage before he was arrested, the man accused the mayor’s former party of putting him in prison and said he was tortured.
Paweł Adamowicz 1965-2019 pic.twitter.com/bGhHj8LwFf
— Paweł Adamowicz (@AdamowiczPawel) January 14, 2019
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 14, 2019
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 14, 2019
🔴 POLAND SENSITIVE |
— Vocal Europe (@thevocaleurope) January 13, 2019
A mayor in Poland was stabbed in the heart by an assailant with political grievances, officials said https://t.co/L2cnzFxYIP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 14, 2019
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