Tuesday, June 21, 2022


A Lithuanian separatist in a military beret reads a newspaper inside the Parliament building in Vilnius, where the government is entrenched in fear of the Soviet Army's intervention.

In the early hours of January 12, 1991, the Red Army, which had entered the capital city of Vilnius in an attempt to take over government and communications, opened fire on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators outside the city's TV tower. In the days following, the people of Lithuania continued to defend the Parliament building and communications centers through nonviolent means, and the Soviet troops were unable to regain power in the newly independent state. 

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