Germany: 25 arrested on suspicion of planning armed coup

The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) – Officials say thousands of police officers have carried out raids across much of Germany against suspected far-right extremists who allegedly sought to overthrow the government in an armed coup.

Federal prosecutors said some 3,000 officers conducted searches at 130 sites in 11 of Germany’s 16 states on Wednesday against adherents of the so-called Reich Citizens movement.

They said 22 German citizens were detained on suspicion of “membership in a terrorist organization.”

Three others, including a Russian citizen, were held on suspicion of supporting the organization.

Officials have repeatedly warned that far-right extremists pose the biggest threat to Germany’s domestic security.

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12/7/2022 8:54:27 AM (GMT -6:00)

 

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