The paratroopers were moving towards the Press House. lt was about 12:25 or 12:30 at night. The occupant's first attack had already begun. The paratroopers, using bullets and the butts of their guns, made their way through a small crowd. A young man standing over the entrance poured water on the commanding officer. The officer raised his sub-machine gun and opened fire. The young man fell down. Then armored vehicles and tanks appeared and began to chase the young people. A truck full of paratroopers arrived. Bullets were whistling over our heads, plaster was falling down. The commanding officer was swearing. The police appeared, and we began to clap. The people were singing. The paratroopers withdrew.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 88.