... There were a lot of people. There was constant sub-machine gun fire, and individual explosions were thundering. I saw several cars and trucks that had been crushed, and ambulances kept coming to take the wounded.
An armored vehicle that had crashed into the crowd was standing below, by the approach to the tower. The people stood there, and setting their hands against it, wouldn't let it pass. Two tanks which had come from the direction of Lazdynai were standing behind the armored vehicle. They were firing their cannons and spreading gas screens. In spite of the roar of 10 military vehicles, explosions, and gun fire, the people didn't withdraw.
It was probably after 2 a.m. when we saw a group of civilians coming along the viaduct towards the central entrance of the tower. Someone cried out: “They're Jedinstvo members!"
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 223.