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Lithuania: January 13, 1991

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Lithuania, Freedom of Speech, Governance, History, Human Rights, Music, Politics, Protest, War & Conflict

Lituanica remembers January 13, 1991 [1] – and those who lost their lives on that day: “Some died from the shot wounds; the Soviet tanks crushed some. In total 14 peaceful civilian freedom defenders lost their lives, hundreds more wounded.” Viola in Vilnius attends an annual memorial concert [2] dedicated to the events that “led, eventually, to the break-up of the Soviet Union.”