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BALTIC STATES

BALTIC WAY MEMORIAL

2016
Organiser: HMMD

Scope: Competition Participant

Design Competition

23 Aug 1989, the day holding hands of approximately two million people in Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia brought important changes to the world history, On this day, a massive HUMAN CHAIN that stretched 400 miles through the capitals of all three nations was formed - Baltic Way to protest Soviet Rule and fight for freedom in a peaceful way. Being one of the greatest peaceful demonstration in world history, the Baltic Way become a source of inspiration to other regional independence movements. It brought HOPE to people. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” Baltic Way presented a clear message to the world: PEACE, NONVIOLENT, SOLIDARITY. In remembrance of Baltic Way, WALK TO THE MEMORIAL - a walk through the heart of what was once the Baltic States fight for through the strength of NONVIOLENT action gives visitors a greater insight into the history of Baltic Way and continue to spread the message to the world.