An airwave threw me to the wall and deafened me. Suddenly a soldier with a metal stick in his hand appeared behind me. He hit the man next to me over the shoulders with the stick. He fell down. Gun shots were being fired into the air nearly the entire time. Not far from me a smoke bomb exploded. As I was running, I saw a man fall from a window together with the glass. The people didn't withdraw any further and shouted “Lithuania! Lithuania!" Some women who were speaking Samogitian next to me swore that they wouldn't leave, and crossed themselves. Two doctors ran over but the paratroopers wouldn't let them near the tower. Every now and then the soldiers would shoot into the air and shout “Stojatj! Budu streliatj!" (“Stop! I'll shoot!") Their eyes also seemed to be mad. I found myself by a tank that was standing on the lawn. It was turning slowly, spinning its barrel. Suddenly there was a violent sound and a warm gust passed by my face. Pushed by an airwave, I rolled down on the ground. Once I came to my senses, I saw people running and a tank moving six or seven meters from me. The tank turned to the side and rolled over the legs of a woman who had fallen down not far away.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 231.