Marx's birthplace celebrates his bicentennial with Communist traffic-lights

Karl Marx was born in the German city of Trier 200 years ago and lived there until he was 17; to celebrate his bicentennial, the city has installed a Marx-themed pedestrian signal light designed by Johannes Kolz, with another to come.

They're also planning to erect a statue of Marx, donated by the Chinese government, in May.

"Trier is showing its colours for Marx," Mayor Wolfram Leibe said.

German city installs Karl Marx traffic lights [BBC]