Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate cemetery was damages twice early this year.
CCTV cameras have been installed above the London grave of Karl Marx to deter vandals who have carried out politically-motivated attacks on it.
The severe measure was taken as a last resort following significant damage to the grave at Highgate cemetery in the last year.
Vandals twice targeted the grave’s white marble plaque and it was daubed in blood red paint spelling out slogans such as ‘architect of genocide’.
Surveillance cameras have now been mounted on two trees overlooking the grade-I listed monument, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.