My sister and I were going home by trolley bus after midnight. We heard an air-raid siren going off at the Press House. There were about 70 or 80 people at the building. Everyone was standing in a line on the terrace. We joined in, but later we decided that the paratroopers would break into the building through the door, so we ran there. A row of men were already standing there, hand in hand. In the street there were three tanks and 2 or 3 covered trucks. We stood in a line behind the row of men who were by the door on the terrace. The paratroopers jumped out of the trucks and started to pair off. Where we were standing, there were mostly middle-aged women and schoolchildren. Some of the girls began screaming, so I tried to calm down the ones who were standing nearby. We saw the paratroopers running towards us from the street. We crowded closer together. For about a minute we pushed and held our ground so they couldn't get inside. The paratroopers withdrew and scattered about 5 meters from the stairs. We retreated onto the lawn because the water was pouring on us too. The paratroopers were dispersed in front of the Press House, their guns aimed at the people. Then, like in a slow-motion film, I saw a girl about my age slowly „flying" from the terrace. She fell on the sidewalk by the stairs. People picked her up, and then she pushed her way to the door and the paratroopers. But the people held her back saying: „You won't do anything all the same..."

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 90.