...I was standing in the first row when I saw that paratroopers were firing at the people, aiming either at their legs or over their heads. We tried to make the soldiers feel ashamed. We asked them no to shoot, but on the order of the commander, the paratroopers attacked the unarmed people once more, trying to push them and drive them further away from the tower and the tanks. Gun fire began again, and the soldiers beat people with their tommy guns. Then one attacker hit me in the face with his gun. Staggering, I felt blood running down my face. When I recovered my balance I wanted to return again, but some girls who I didn't know stopped me so I wouldn't attack the paratroopers in the heat of the moment. Having gone together to the front I saw the soldier who had attacked me again, and I showed him what he had done to me. The paratrooper was quiet, as if he was stunned. I felt a strange giddiness that was, I suppose, from my concussion. So I went to an ambulance where they bandaged me up right away. During that time, I watched as they carried in more and more casualties and people who were bleeding profusely.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 125.