The tomb of the German Jewish philosopher Karl Marx, located in London, was vandalized for the second time in two weeks, said the cemetery administrator.
The phrases “Architect of Genocide”, “Doctrine of Hate”, “Memorial to The Bolshevik Holocaust”, “Terror and Oppression” and Masss Murder” were written with red pain on the tomb located in the Highgate cemetery of the British capital.
The group who managesthe cemetery said they feared the memorial would never be the same again. Maxwell Blowfield, 31, who reported the vandalism visited the cemetery said he was “quite shocked” by the attack.
Blowfield who works for British Museum, said: “It’s a highlight of the cemetery. The red paint will disappear, I assume, but to see that kind of level of damage and to see it happen twice, it’s not good. I wouldn’t like to say who or why someone did it but it was clearly someone very critical of Marx and that part of history. I am just surprised that somebody in 2019 feels they need to and do something like that.”
German Jewish revolutionary philosopher Marx moved to London in 1849 and lived in the city for the rest of his life. His theories became the basis for communism before he died on March 14, 1883, aged 64. The granite slab monument in north London, 12 feet (3.7 metres) tall and topped with a bronze bust of Marx, was funded in 1956 by the Communist Party of Great Britain.