... The entire chain was standing peacefully, no one resisted with weapons (we didn't have any) and everyone chanted: „Shame! Shame!" I stood there until a woman's voice announced from the tower for people to withdraw, as the tower had been taken over. We watched as the invaders beat the guards with sticks inside the tower, and as they carried the wounded and the dead away.

On the way to our buses, we heard firing. The streets were blocked by tanks, cars had been turned over, and buses had been beaten and were without windows.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 248.