Karl Marx’s London grave vandalised in suspected hammer attack

Karl Marx’s London grave vandalised in suspected hammer attack

A memorial to German philosopher Karl Marx at Highgate Cemetery in north London has been vandalized, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust said on Tuesday. The Grade-I listed monument appears to have been attacked by a hammer, the Trust added on Twitter.

Lavose 1 year

but I thought vandalizing and tearing down historical statues was fashionable.

Root Beer
Root Beer 1 year

Guess a sickle would have been a bad option.

Presley Perswain
Presley Perswain 1 year

I guess London needs better hammer control laws.

George Ashworth
George Ashworth 1 year

As psychotic as Karl Marx was, I don't agree with vandalizing his tomb. Leave that to grave robbers a few centuries from now.

marcus aurelius
marcus aurelius 1 year

"Karl Marx's grave vandalized in hammer attack" The sheer amount of irony coming from this story is killing me.

AlexJ 1 year

Thats good. Very good.

theLifeOf 1 year

He wrote a shit book and didn’t work a day in his life, why does he have a tomb

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 1 year

How many dead people do you think don’t even have graves because of him?

Planned Obsoylescence
Planned Obsoylescence 1 year

He lived a long useless life and gets a tomb for all his shitty contributions. I don't agree with vandalising anything but it's a bit funny.

aracnna 1 year

lol at all these commenters who think it was done by some kind of capitalist hero. The damage was probably made by a Marxist. You have to pay £4 to visit the tomb and Marxists are pissed enough about it that they've already tried to blow it up twice.

Trevor Fryman
Trevor Fryman 1 year

where's the sickle?

Life of Ri
Life of Ri 1 year

Good this mans works led to the death of tens of millions of people

Robert Lindsay
Robert Lindsay 1 year

A more creative approach would have been to artistically insert a giant marble turd into the head of the bust, thus rendering it symbolic of his immense contributions to human misery, industrialized death within authoritarian regimes, and even now the continuing confusion of cultural Marxism which have all derived from his failed philosophy.

FoodNotBombs 1 year

Lol these comments are so cringey

IIZard 1 year

In before it's some pleb who thought it was a war memorial....

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He was all about sharing though we should know better than to speak ill of dead.

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