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
While we cannot argue with any of the poignant messages left upon the memorial, this kind of behaviour is of no use to anyone but the left. It provides the left with ammunition and legitimises their victim mentality. Owen Jones has been banging on for years about the rise of the 'far right' and he was quick to tweet about 'right wing thugs' within minutes of the news breaking.