A couple of weeks ago Karl Marx's memorial in Highgate Cemetery was vandalised. The person(s) responsible had chipped away at the inscription with a hammer. Now it's happened again, only this time with slogans slathered all over the memorial in red paint.
Vandals back at Marx Memorial, Highgate Cemetery. Red paint this time, plus the marble tablet smashed up. Senseless. Stupid. Ignorant. Whatever you think about Marx's legacy, this is not the way to make the point. pic.twitter.com/hGKBMYGWNy— Highgate Cemetery (@HighgateCemeter) February 16, 2019
Some of the slogans sprayed onto the memorial include 'Ideology of Starving' and 'Architect of Genocide terror + oppression mass murder [sic]'.
Although this attack is more visually arresting, it should be easier to repair the damage caused to the Grade I listed memorial this time around. Paint washes away, but after the hammer attack, the charity that manages Highgate Cemetery said the memorial would "never be the same again".