It seemed to me like any monument would do at the time.
“Outrage over the police killing of George Floyd 11 months ago has ushered in a historic pace for removals of Confederate symbols from public spaces.
The big picture: At least 167 Confederate symbols around the U.S. have been removed or renamed since Floyd’s death last May, Southern Poverty Law Center data shows …”
It wasn’t just Confederate monuments that were being targeted for destruction. The mobs of brats also toppled monuments of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, St. Junípero Serra, pioneers and abolitionists. They made it clear that their goal is to cleanse public spaces of all traces of American history just like the Jacobins or the Taliban.