Skip to comments.Karl Marx's London grave vandalised in suspected hammer attack
Posted on 02/05/2019 9:21:53 AM PST by rjsimmon
Friends of Highgate Cemetery calls attack a particularly inarticulate form of political comment
The tomb of Karl Marx at Londons Highgate cemetery has been vandalised in a targeted attack that means the Grade I-listed monument will never be the same again.
The suspected vandal damaged a marble plaque which was taken from Marxs original 1881 gravestone and incorporated into the 1954 monument.
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 Marxs 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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Good one! Beat me to it!
May it happen over and over...
particularly inarticulate form of political comment...but not as inartful as inciting violent revolution to kill property owners.
Ordinarily I find desecrating graves pretty objectionable. Can I make an exception here?
Capital! Leftists are outraged by this act of blasphemy.
This evil bastard is responsible for the death of millions so why does he even a monument?
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It would be more appropriate to have it converted into a public urinal.
I am not much for hammering headstones, no matter how deserved.
Passing a quantity of whiskey over my kidneys before despositing it on his grave is more along my lines.
Though, with all the death and misery that man and his followers have caused humankind, I wouldn’t mind seeing the site pulverized by an asteroid.
I am inclined to say...”Yes”.
Works for me!
The Arc of History bends toward Hammer Time!
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We need common sense hammer control!!!
Let’s get rid of these symbols of oppression with the same frenzy as leftist/racist brats do Confederate statues, memorials and flags
Two guys in MAGA hats, I’m sure.
They should fully repair it. ...Then wall it off, setup a booth and charge a hefty viewing fee. “We must pay for repairs, lighting and security.” Later on, “Oh, Marx Memorial, Limited is a for-profit company”.
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