Lithuania‘s non-violent revolution / Forget me not
Civil resistance against Soviet regime. January events took place in 1991, in the aftermath of the re-establishment of Lithuania’s independence. The Kremlin refused to recognize Lithuanian’s independence and imposed an economic blockade on the country. On January 11, Soviet troops stormed the Press Palace where the majority of Lithuanian newspapers had their headquarters. Tousands of unarmed people gathered near the parliament, TV tower, and the Radio and Television headquarters, creating human shield for protection.