...One woman cried out: „Men, run to the tower, tanks are already coming from the river!" Then I ran to the tower itself, by the entrance. The last of us got into the first row. We joined hands and sang. When the tanks began to surround the tower, they began to throw “checkers". I shouted to a paratrooper: “Murderers!" He lifted his gun to strike me. Luckily, I had time to cover my head. But the man standing next to me got hit instead, and his face was immediately covered with blood. I watched as a paratrooper rushed over to a window and began to break the glass with the butt of his gun. Somebody quickly opened the door from inside and shot water at him.

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