...The people reacted instantaneously: they made several orderly rings around the tower joining hands tightly. Where we were standing, the men stood in front of the women because in that area there were more families with teenagers.

Everything after that happened quickly: bullets whistled over the people's heads towards the tower, and glass shattered from the noise. I was standing by the tower wall. I turned around and saw that inside the tower everything was flaming brightly and people were rushing around. A packet exploded. From inside the tower, a paratrooper kicked out a window and jumped through the hole. That was like a signal for his accomplices who had lined up across from us and were shooting randomly. I heard the paratroopers who were pushing us into the tower roar: „Nu, pošli!" („Well, let's go!") They rushed forward to the tower, and we moved to meet them. We forced our way through them and found ourselves in front of a chain of tanks. We ran through them into the clearing. There were a lot of people scattered in front of the wire fence. I watched as the wounded people, their faces and hands bloody, were led behind the tanks.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 237.