June 28, 2017
Less than 24 hours after it was installed, the 10 Commandments monument at Arkansas’s capital was destroyed.
A man plowed his car into the granite statue Wednesday morning.
Shortly after the crash, police arrested the driver, 32-year-old Michael Reed, who recorded himself driving into the statue and posted it on Facebook.
Reed also uploaded a video detailing the reason why he crashed into the monument.
In the video he said he didn’t support the violation of constitutional rights, specifically the separation of church and state.
The monument was put up on Tuesday just two years after Arkansas approved a law allowing for its installation on state grounds.
The ACLU of Arkansas said it planned a lawsuit over the statue.