Taking them down in the middle of the night? Who decides? Why not a vote?
Good commentary about this here:
Taking them down in a mob is not much different than any country in the midst of a revolution. Congratulations to the USA you’ve made history, but you cannot erase history. Or can you?
Take note of these other topplings in the name of the “new” regime, popular beliefs, or hatred of the dictator.
Communist China- 1950’s, pulling down signs
Saddam Statue Toppled