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A convicted criminal with a knife rushed onto the scene during the final of a charity event and stabbed Gwansk Mayor Adamowicz several times on Sunday, leaving the politician in a state. very serious during an attack. Polish media reported having a political element.

The Polish mayor grabbed his belly and collapsed in front of the public during the "Lights to Heaven" fundraiser organized by the Grand Orchestra of Christmas charity.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he was informed that "the doctors have managed to revive the heart of the mayor seriously injured, Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, and that there is hope, but that his condition is very difficult. He called people to pray for the mayor.

Adamowicz was taken to the hospital where he was operated on. Medical officials have called for donations of blood. More than five hours after the attack, his condition was not updated. The Archbishop of Gdansk, Slawoj Leszek Glod, went to the hospital while the operation was underway, announced the online information portal Onet.

Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz speaks at the 27th Grand Finale of the Grand Christmas Charity Orchestra in Gdansk

Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz will speak on January 13, 2019.

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According to the Polish television channel TVN, the attacker shouted from the stadium where he had been improperly imprisoned under a previous national government led by Civic Platform, a party to which the mayor once belonged. The alleged abuser was arrested.

TVN aired a video of the author just after the attack shouting that he was calling Stefan. "I've been imprisoned but innocent … Civic Platform has tortured me."

Police said the suspect was 27 years old and had a criminal record and burglary at a bank. A police spokesman, Mariusz Ciarka, said that the attacker had managed to enter the area with a badge.

According to Radio Gdansk, Adamowicz was stabbed in the heart region but did not quote the source, while Rzeczpospolita described the mayor's situation as "critical", citing unidentified sources. A spokesman for the hospital described his condition as "very serious".

The images of TVN showed Adamowicz on the scene just before the attack, a sparkler in hand, telling the audience that it was a "wonderful day", and then that Attacker was heading towards him. Adamowicz was on the streets of his hometown Sunday to raise money for charity, with volunteers across the country.

The stab hit the nation Sunday. Moments before the attack, Adamowicz released an image of the scene on Instagram, BBC News reports.

The head of the association, Jerzy Owsiak, is a liberal critic of the current right-wing government in Poland. He blamed the attack on the mayor of what he described as an atmosphere of hate under the ruling Law and Justice party. Owsiak said he was personally depicted in a defamatory manner in an animation broadcast on public television last week that also had an anti-Semitic connotation.

The animation showed Owsiak in the form of a clay figurine handled by one of the main officials of the Civic Platform, who had seized piles of money that He had collected. A Star of David was on one of the tickets. The broadcaster apologized after the animation sparked an uproar.

Adamowicz, 53, is mayor of Gdansk, a Baltic port city, since 1998. He was part of the democratic opposition born in that city under the leadership of Lech Walesa in the 1980s. After leaving Civic Platform, he was re-elected for a sixth term as an independent candidate in the fall.

As Mayor, he has been a progressive advocate, defender of LGBT rights and tolerance of minorities. He participated in the gay pride parade last year, a rare action for a mayor in Poland. He also showed solidarity with the Jewish community when the city's synagogue had broken windows last year, strongly denouncing vandalism.

The Grand Orchestra of Christmas Charity raises funds for the purchase of state – of – the – art medical equipment intended for Polish cash – strapped hospitals, mainly for children. The last attack against a politician in Poland took place in 2010 in Lodz. A man shouting that he wanted to kill the leader of the "Law and Justice" party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, shot dead an assistant to one of the party's legislators in the European Parliament. A second man was stabbed and injured.

At the time, Law and Justice were in opposition and Kaczynski blamed the attack on a "climate of hate" under the rival party, Civic Platform.

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