National patriotic organisations held an authorised rally to commemorate the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania under the slogan ‘Lithuania for Lithuanians’ in Vilnius on Sunday. Almost 1,000 people participated, with footage showing them chanting slogans and singing patriotic songs. According to reports, the march was peaceful. March 11th is the date of the declaration of... Еще independence by the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1990. Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to do so. Similar rallies have been conducted annually since 2000, with the first official authorisation given in 2009.