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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:51 am 
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Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz dies after being stabbed in heart on stage

(CNN) The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed in the heart and stomach by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event, a police spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

Thousands of people witnessed Sunday's attack on Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who was rushed to hospital where he underwent a five-hour long operation before succumbing to his injuries.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/euro ... index.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:09 pm 
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That is sad.

I saw this at the link. I have no sense for the setting, or issues, surrounding his public assassination. But in this photo I can associate. In that photo I see the late 1970's. Every detail is familiar down to the lighting instruments hung from the beams.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:58 pm 
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They said it wasn't political, but that's not what the facts indicate. It's the same old same old. The violent right wing is energized everywhere.

I can't say for the gear on stage. Could be old gear that still works, could be an old photo.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:53 pm 
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BTW, just an aside, knives have been excellent tools of assassination going back to Julius Caesar.

However, nobody has ever engaged in mass killing with a knife. You may remember the story of a crazy Chinese guy running through a school with a knife. He stabbed 20 kids and adults. Sick pup.

But ... they all survived their injuries.

The motive was political. The attacker claimed the Mayor's political party, Civic Platform (currently opposition status in Poland's parliament) had unfairly imprisoned and tortured him. The reality of that claim is debatable. Yes, there are questions about his mental health.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:14 pm 
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When I read the subject line I thought it said Adamowicz was stabbed in the head. ACK!!!

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