25 people arrested for planning to overthrow govt in Germany


Twenty-five people have been arrested in Germany on allegations of planning to overthrow the government.

The 25 are members and supporters of a grouping which planned to use force to seize the government and install its own leader.

Reuters reported that members of the Reichsbuerger (Citizens of the Reich) do not recognise modern-day Germany as a legitimate state. Some of people in the grouping  are devoted to the German empire under monarchy, while some are adherents of Nazi ideas and others believe Germany is under military occupation.

Their plot involved a former member of a German royal family, identified as Heinrich XIII P. R. while another suspect, Ruediger v. P., would be the head of the military arm, with the aim of building a new German army.

Germany Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has since declared that authorities would respond with the full force of the law “against the enemies of democracy”.

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