In February and March, in Vilnius, there will be marches against violation of human rights organised. On Tuesday, February 7th, in the Lithuanian Parliament Sejmas, the deaf and hard of hearing will be protesting against discrimination in access to information. They claim that the authorities violate the 21st Article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which concerns freedom of opinion and expression, as well as access to information.
Swastika – a symbol of criminals and Nazis? Not at all, but anyone who feels the strength of this symbol wants to appropriate it (…) Hitler was not an exception. (…) The Lithuanian cemeteries on which there have been swastikas found date back to the 13th century. This is why we can say it to the whole world with all certainty that it is a symbol of our ancestors, Lithuanians, it is our history and our memory. And the fact that it has been used for criminal purposes, does not change anything. One can steal something and commit any criminal offence using the stolen object. Only those who have committed an offence will look for the guilty, no one but them,” reads one of the statements that can be found on the website of the Sarmatia group (http://www.sarmatas.lt/02/svastika-musu-proteviu-lietuviu-simbolis/).