... On Saturday, my husband and I were at the television tower for almost the entire day, with only small breaks. People were walking around, individual groups were singing, young people were dancing, and others were watching the television in the lobby of the tower though the window. Two fire hoses were extended on the floor in case there was a need for defense. Around 1 a.m. we stopped in at our friends who live near the tower to warm up and have some coffee. We didn't even have time to sit down when our hostess said tensely: .Tanks, tanks are already coming..." We got to the central entrance of the tower in a few seconds. People were rushing to the tower from all directions, car alarms were sounding, and the tracks of the tanks clanked along the ground. People covered their faces with handkerchiefs and scarves. Some men assured us that it wasn't gas. Suddenly the crowd began humming: „Tanks are coming from the other side..." We moved over there. Two tanks were coming in our direction. “Occupants!" “Fascists!" “Oppressors!"- the crowd was cursing. And again: “Lithuania! Lithuania! Lithuania will be free!..." The tanks were already chasing people from the square. The ground was shaking, and the smoke had a terrible stench. The tanks were pressing people closer and closer to the fence. The most courageous people were still standing by the central entrance. A Lithuanian flag lifted high in the air was fluttering.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 246.