Mayor of Gdansk dies after being stabbed at a charity event

The liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk has died after he was stabbed during a charity event by a man who stormed the stage.

Pawel Adamowicz, 53, died as a result of wounds to the heart and abdomen, in spite of efforts to save him that involved a five hour operation.

The man who attacked Mr Adamowicz was shouting as he rushed the stage, and there are signs that the attack may have been politically motivated.

Pawel Adamowicz was seen as a progressive voice in Polish politics, supporting LGBT rights and tolerance for minorities.

The perpetrator was detained at the scene.

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