On February 18, 2014, guys, belonging to Samooborona Maidanu (Maidan Self–Defense all-Ukrainian civil movement), started removing the fence with the view to using it to strengthen the barricades. But the assault forced them to quit their jobs and join the ranks of the defenders again. Their work was continued by activists who dismantled the fence day and night. Two days later, solid green sheets were on almost every barricade and now they are on historical photos and videos from the Maidan.
The subsequent victory of the Revolution of dignity showed that if you want changes, you should start with yourself. First, residents of the yard initiated restoring order in the cluttered area. We created the Misto-sad group on Facebook, which brought together first hundreds and then thousands of Ukrainians.
Since March 1, 2014, various events have been actively held in the square and the media covered each new stage of creating the space.