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Baltic Way 30

  • US Capitol West Lawn First Street NW & 1st Street NW Washington, D.C. 20004 (map)
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On Friday, August 23, join with Baltic diaspora from around the United States for a reenactment of the Baltic Way human chain at the U.S. Capitol to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way.

The Baltic Way demonstration, a peaceful and unique demonstration that took place on August 23, 1989 to protest the Soviet occupation of the Baltic nations, united two million people from the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania who held hands over a distance of 370 miles in solidarity for the freedom of the Baltic nations.

There will be an informal gathering afterwards at 2:30 PM at Biergarten Haus, 1355 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.

This event is co-hosted by the Embassy of Estonia, Embassy of Latvia, Embassy of Lithuania, Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Estonian American National Council, JBANC, Lithuanian American Council, and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

Register via Eventbrite.

Earlier Event: July 15
Captive Nations Week Summit
Later Event: September 18
Hong Kong Human Rights Forum