The 30th anniversary of the "Baltic Way" is celebrated in Copenhagen

12.11.2019. 16:22

On Saturday, August 24, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the "Baltic Way" in Copenhagen, at Lithuania Square between Latvia and Estonia Streets, approximately 300 Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians joined hands and sang "Atmostas Baltija". Later, in the nearby church uKirke, the participants shared their stories of the events 30 years ago. At the old church, now a popular gathering place for young people, the participants listened to and shared their stories, watched the digital photo exhibition, "The Baltic Way That Moved the World", created by photographer Ilmārs Znotiņš, and watched the "Baltic Way" documentaries.

In her remarks, the Latvian Ambassador in Denmark, Alda Vanaga, stressed the importance of the "Baltic Way" in our understanding of the common past: “We have been able to turn the painful date of signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact into a day of celebrating Baltic unity". The Lithuanian Ambassador to Denmark, Gintė Damušis, said that unity and solidarity are still needed today, and that the "Baltic Way" continues to inspire freedom fighters around the world even after 30 years.

The event was organized by youth organizations of all three Baltic States in Denmark with the support of the embassies of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.