... They tried to scare the people in every possible ways: they turned their cannons, spit fire, spread smoke. There were a lot of young people by the tower. One was holding a flag. There was a bang and the pole was cut off. Tanks were circling around, one after another. I watched as a girl's legs were run over.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 238-239.