Germans arrested for planning attacks and kidnapping of minister Abroad

The group would like to create conditions comparable to the civil war by causing a long-term power outage in the country. In that chaos, therefore, democracy would have to be overthrown in order to form a new government. The plan was to kidnap Minister Lauterbach by “taking out” his bodyguards.

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The plan was to kidnap Minister Lauterbach by “taking out” his bodyguards. In response, the Minister said that he was not hindered by the threats of the coronation suspects. “Some Covid deniers are not fighting vaccination or corona measures. They are fighting our democratic order. This is a small minority in our society, but they are very dangerous.”

Agents searched about twenty homes in various states and seized documents, data carriers, computers and cell phones. The suspects were active in the Telegram group ‘United Patriots’, which is characterized by right-wing extremist ideas and rejection of corona measures. Members of the group fantasized about assassination attempts on politicians and exchanged advice on how to make poison and acquire weapons.

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