By the tower paratroopers were shooting at the crowd. The people didn't move. They were being beaten with rifle butts. Tanks were approaching. They began to crush people. The police arrived. The Red Cross. A great number were killed. Driving us down the slope, they threw smoke bombs at us. They loaded the dead people into tanks, dragged them into the tower. It was announced over the loudspeaker that Parliament had been taken over, and that power had been passed to the workers and the peasants.

About 12:50 the next day (Sunday), maybe 50 paratroopers were repairing the fence, and they threatened to use force if we didn't disperse.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 141.