... A voice over the loudspeaker was announcing that the “Salvation Committee” had taken power, and asked that “brothers and sisters go home to your children, parents and brothers to sleep." The crowd answered with cries of: “Lithuania!" Guns started banging again, and tanks were turning about. With my own eyes I saw a tank break through a fence and crush a car. I saw two people fall down by the tower after some shots had been fired.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 223-224.