Yes! That's "Uncle Joe" Stalin. Mass murderer of 30 million? 40 ? Who knows. And on the smaller banner old Karl himself with V I Ulanov (aka Lenin) and local Stalybridge mill owner and master of the Cheshire hunt Frederich Engels.
Now imagine if these were pictures of Hitler, Mussolini or Franco? Or even Jeremy Clarkson! The great unwashed would have turned up en masse to protest, disrupt or riot . Assuming the march had not been banned, largely thanks to a media press campaign. The sort of thing the media are good at when it's Jeremy or UKIP they are going against. But not Marxist mass murderers.