Karl Marx grave memorial in London damaged in hammer attack

LONDON: 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.

Images of the defaced memorial, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, show what appears to be damage done by a hammer to the lettering of Marx’s name and the marble on which it is mounted.

Ian Dungavell, the chief executive of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, condemned the attack as “an appalling thing to do” and a “particularly inarticulate form of political comment”, warning that the tomb would be permanently scarred.



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