The Singing Revolution: Educational Version 1.1 – 300,000 Person Protest Event

The Singing Revolution: Educational Version 1.1 – 300,000 Person Protest Event


Heinz Valk: So I worked on my speech
very, very hard. I constructed this saying: “One day, no matter what, we will win.”
One day, no matter what, we will win. In speeches (Cheers) In speeches after that day, if I omitted that phrase the
people started shouting, “Heinz, say it!” Lyrics in Estonian: Estonian I am, and Estonian
I will be, as I was meant to be. Estonian is a proud and good thing to be, just like
my great-grandfathers – free. Vaino Väljas: It was not only an expression
of the will and mood of the people…but it showed the Moscow central power very clearly
that to use direct force would be very, very risky. (Cheering crowd) Toomas Raudberg: Very important is that Estonian nation is very small, and we have no more weapons than singing. This being together, singing
together, this was our power. (Cheers)

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