30 years since Baltic Way joined Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Friday 23 August 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, when two million people held hands across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to protest the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact which saw the Baltic states annexed into the Soviet Union in 1939.

By 7.00 pm on the evening of the 23rd of August, 1989 an unbroken human chain stretched all the way from Tallinn to Vilnius. It remains one of the largest peaceful protests the world has ever seen. The way was a symbol of the three nations’ yearning for freedom and paved the way for the liberation of Eastern Europe.

Read more on Estonian Public Broadcasting website HERE and on Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom website HERE

In Brussels, three Baltic nation’s communities are organising a small human chain on the 22nd of September to commemorate the Baltic Way. More information on Facebook HERE