...I moved back to the edge of the fence and noticed what was going on inside the tower. You could hear intense series of gun fire from the tower. You could follow the invaders' advance up the tower because they broke out the oval windows as they reached each floor. The Lithuanian flag that was flying from one of the windows was removed, and two red flags with fringes, like they have in military units, appeared in its place. The firing went on for a considerable amount of time - you could still hear it between 3 and 4 a.m. A loudspeaker from the tower was already repeating the “Committee's" incitement to disperse. The people didn't disperse. The whole time, a Lithuanian flag was raised right by the soldiers.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 243.