Less than a week after Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was fatally stabbed, Poland will pay its final respects to the politician on Saturday, when his funeral takes place.
Adamowicz will be buried at midday (1100 GMT) in St Mary’s Church, a huge place of worship in the heart of the northern Polish city.
The ceremony is to be televised on big screens in Gdansk and other cities across the country.
President Andrzej Duda has declared a period of national mourning.
Adamowicz, 53, was an independent politician, who left the Civic Platform (PO) party in 2015.
He was attacked at a charity event on Sunday, sustaining severe injuries to his heart, diaphragm and stomach area, and died in hospital a day later.
Authorities are investigating the 27-year-old alleged attacker for murder, with a suspected motive of revenge. Unconfirmed reports said the man is mentally ill.