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Lithuania plans to commemorate the Baltic Way, which took place more than 30 years ago, by naming its main roads where people formed the live chain "the Baltic Way".
Plans to commemorate Baltic Way by naming roads
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According to Transport Vice Minister Vladislav Kondratovic, the idea was proposed by the parliamentary Commission for the Rights and Affairs of Participants of Resistance to Occupation Regimes and Victims of Occupation, and the Ministry of Transport supports it.

"We want to commemorate that event and name those several sections where people lined up more then three decades ago "the Baltic Way", Kondratovic told BNS.

In his words, the final decision will have to be made by the government, and similar proposals on the Baltic Way commemoration will be submitted in Latvia and Estonia.

"Via the Baltic Road Association Latvia and Estonia belong to as well, we will suggest joining this initiative and commemorating the Baltic Way this way in their countries," the vice minister said.

In Lithuania, the highway Vilnius-Panevezys would be named the Baltic Way, as well as the Panevezys-Pasvalys-Ryga road section until the Latvian border.

Over 1 million people took part in the formation of the Baltic Way and formed a live chain from Vilnius to Tallinn on Aug 23, 1989. It sent a message to the world that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia want to end Soviet occupation and restore independence.

The Baltic Way later became a symbol of non-violent resistance. In 2004, people in Taiwan joined their hands to protest against China's military treats, and the Catalans seeking independence from Spain did the same in 2013. Last year, thousands of people in Hong Kong formed a 40-km-long live chain to protest against China's interference.

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