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Far-right group in Germany planned to overthrow government, create new army: officials

CA, 08 Dec 2022
Germany detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that the prosecutor's office said was preparing a violent overthrow of the state and installing as national leader a prince who had sought support from Russia.

Prosecutors said the group was inspired by the deep state conspiracy theories of Germany's Reichsbuerger and QAnon, whose advocates were among those arrested after the storming of the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.

Germany’s Federal Prosecutor Peter Frank that several ministry posts were already earmarked for a new government, such as that of the justice minister, “a former member of the German Bundestag, or parliament.

The Federal Prosecutor also told reporters that initial findings showed the group had a military arm.

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