German police arrest 25 people on suspicion of far-right plot to overthrow government

Twenty-five people have been arrested in dawn raids across Germany on suspicion of organising a far-right plot to overthrow the government.

Reports in Germany say the group, made up of far-right and ex-military figures planned to storm the parliament building, the Reichstag, and seize power.

Prosecutors say a German man, referred as a prince called Heinrich XIII, 71, was central to the group’s plans.

Federal prosecutors said some 3,000 officers conducted searches at 130 sites in 11 of Germany’s 16 states against adherents of the so-called Reich Citizens movement. Some members of the grouping reject Germany’s postwar constitution and have called for the overthrow of the government.

Prosecutors said 22 German citizens were detained on suspicion of “membership in a terrorist organization.” Three other people, including a Russian citizen, are suspected of supporting the organization, they said.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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