A top Polish human rights official is encouraging people to attend a concert in support of a Chilean pianist who was recently beaten by skinheads who mistook him for an Arab, an incident that comes amid a rise of Islamophobia in Poland.

Poland's ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, is calling on people to come out for a concern Monday evening in Warsaw to show their solidarity with Christiano Ramos, who has lived in Poland many years.

Bodnar said the idea is to convince Ramos and others like him that they "have many friends in Poland, that Polish society might be different, and that he should not decide to leave our country."

Bodnar says there has been an outpouring of hate speech against Arabs in recent months that has translated into violent incidents.