Historic insights and facts regarding the biggest peaceful protest in the Baltic States
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way on August 23, the Latvian Institute (LI) has released a new factsheet with historic insights and facts regarding the biggest peaceful protest in the Baltic States.
The 600 km long human chain with approximately 2 million participants is considered to be one of the greatest examples of popular non-violent resistance. It was a peak event in the series of manifestations during the Awakening or Independence Movement of the Baltic States (1988-1991).
Honouring the anniversary, LI has also released a Facebook application “The Baltic Way”, which allows everyone to scroll through the entire 600 km from Tallinn to Rīga, to Vilnius. The application also offers interesting facts and general information: https://apps.facebook.com/scrollbalticway
Text: Latvian Institute 2014©