A controversial memorial plaque to Jonas Noreika, a Lithuanian military officer known as Generolas Vetra (General Storm), in central Vilnius was removed on Saturday (July 27) morning. The plaque was taken to and will be stored at municipal enterprise Grinda.
Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius says his decision to remove the plaque is aimed at applying the "equal principle" to all memorial signs related to totalitarian regimes, be it the removal of the Soviet statues from the Green Bridge four years ago, or the removal of the plaque to Noreika.
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