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The Embassy of the Czech Republic lighted candles to remember the Lithuanian Defenders of Freedom

On 13 January 2021, Lithuania marks the Freedom Defenders' Day to commemorate the 14 victims that lost their lives during Soviet aggression on 13 January 1991.

Fourteen civilians were killed and hundreds more were wounded when the Soviet troops stormed the TV Tower and the Radio and Television Committee building in Vilnius, the offices of present-day LRT, in the early hours of January 13, 1991.

On January 13, 2021 at 8:00 a. m. candles were lit at schools, institutions and organizations across Lithuania, symbolizing the memory, unity and victory against the Soviet aggression.

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