Jafrica city council probably doesn't know what it is. If they did, councilman Kenneth Stokes would be having mass protests.
I do not understand why people don't set up cameras to monitor these statues. It is likely that they will continue to be defaced and destroyed. So the least we could do is bring justice to those who would deface them. It would not have to be the authorities who did this I caught a couple of delinquents slash a neighbors tires.
The Virginia Flaggers have monument guards at times, but cameras would be better since they would be monitored 24/7.