The Shevchenko Monument is an essential symbol in Kharkiv, as it was there that the Euromaidan demonstrations took place.
People gathered, and given the constant shelling of Kharkiv, they decided to secure the monuments important to this city. Everyone volunteered for this job.
It was probably done for the first time in Kharkiv. Only after the monument of Shevchenko in Kharkiv was secured could this phenomenon be observed in other cities.