One by one, statues were toppled by mobs or removed by the authorities. There was some resistance. But the actions and beliefs of these statued men were now so abhorrent that anyone standing in the way was vilified and shouted down.
Soon the statues of men who were now seen on the wrong side of history were all gone. But then other statues began to be defaced or destroyed. Statues of men who were once considered inspiring but whose faults were now better understood. These men were sinners, and to allow their statues to stand was now seen as immoral.
Even the statues of men once considered heroes were taken away because they had held opinions or committed acts which were at odds with contemporary thinking and sentiment. No one so flawed belongs on a pedestal.
Eventually, of course, every statue in the land was brought down because all men are imperfect and no one could pass the test, not even the saints.
All the while, injustice continued because only the landscape had changed.