Monument singular, not plural
Err, it's one monument not "monuments", and it's being re-erected at a Red Army cemetery on the outskirts of the city. According to friends in Tallinn, most of the rioters have been drunken ethnic Russians who have concentrated on looting shops. Most of the Russian minority in Estonia were settled there after World War II, when the Soviets annexed Estonia for the second time (the first time being in 1940). This resettlement was a common policy across the Soviet Union to undermine any separatism in non-Russian regions. The mass deportation of Estonians shortly after both annexations meant there were already villages for the settlers to be relocated to. This alteration of the ethnicity of regions was followed by an outlawing of educational or official use of languages such as Estonian, and imposition of monuments such as the Red Army statue in Tallinn. The Estonians, with ample jusification, see the statue as a reminder of Soviet occupation rather than liberation. The fact that they haven't just destroyed the statue (as happened with many non-Russian cultural symbols in the Soviet Union) shows some sort of restraint. Pity the drunken Russian mob, stirred up by Putin's increasingly xenophobic MP's and media can't show the same restraint.