Ten Commandments monument destroyed day after installation at Arkansas Capitol

A man drove his car into a granite Ten Commandments monument Wednesday morning, destroying the memorial less than 24 hours after it was installed on Arkansas Capitol grounds.

The man was arrested, Arkansas Online reported. Investigators believe he recorded himself as he drove into the statue. 

{mosads}“We had some concerns, just because this was such a highly charged issue with some people,” a spokesman with the Secretary of State’s office told Arkansas Online.

State Sen. Jason Rapert (R) sponsored a 2015 law to erect the controversial 6-foot-tall monument on state grounds.

The ACLU of Arkansas had said it planned a lawsuit over the monument.



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