Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev by Andrey Kurkov:
Monday 17 February
In the afternoon, Piatras and I took the car to go and see Yura and Alisa. All over the city, and along the roads to Kontsa-Zaspa and Obukhov–every five hundred yards, by the roadside–there were two or three police cars. The officers were stopping all cars flying Ukrainian flags. So now the national flag has become a sign of anti-government activity!