Lithuanians Light Candles in Their Windows to Memorate January 13 Events

The 13th of January Events (Lithuanian: Sausio įvykiai), commonly referred to as Bloody Sunday, took place in Lithuania on January 11–13 1991 in the aftermath of the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania. As a result of Soviet military actions, 14 civilians were killed and over 140 were injured. The events were centered in its capital, Vilnius, along with related actions in its suburbs and in the cities of Alytus, Šiauliai, Varėna, and Kaunas.

January 13th is the Day of the Defenders of Freedom (Lithuanian: Laisvės Gynėjų Diena) in Lithuania and it is officially observed as a commemorative day.

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