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Police have raided a hunting lodge believed to be whereand his ‘Reich Citizens’ movement planned to overthrow the German government.
The aristocrat is suspected of stockpiling weapons to use for his violent far-right coup at the property, local media reports.
Federal prosecutors have not yet released any details about the search at Waidmannsheil, in Saaldorf, Thuringia, but confirmed tothat it happened earlier today.
The deputy mayor of the town said nearby households had been sent a letter in the summer, telling them passports issued by German authorities were not valid.
Germany expects more arrests after coup plot swoop
By Miranda Murray, Rachel More and Max Schwarz BERLIN/BAD LOBENSTEIN, Germany (Reuters) -German authorities on Thursday ordered 23 people to be held for questioning as they investigate a far-right group that prosecutors say wanted to overthrow the state and install a former member of a German royal family as national leader. Investigators have said the group, many of whom were members of the movement Reichsbuerger (Citizens of the Reich), planned to install aristocrat Heinrich XIII Prinz Reuss as leader of a new state and found evidence that some members planned to storm the German parliament and seize lawmakers.
‘We were then given the opportunity to apply for our German origin documents with the Reuss administration,’ he said.
An Interior Ministry spokesperson said the ‘potential danger remains high’ with national security ‘still monitoring the situation with great attention’.
German authorities said they expect another round of arrests in the upcoming days.
Who is 'Prince Heinrich XIII'?
‘’ is believed to be the leader of the so-called ‘Reichsbürger’ movement
How dangerous are Germany's far-right Reichsbürger?
In a large-scale raid, German police targeted dozens of individuals from the far-right Reichsbürger scene who were suspected of planning a coup. What kind of movement is this — and what threat does it pose to democracy? © Fricke/NEWS5/AFP German special police forces conduct raids on extremist Reichsbürger affiliates A group of "Reichsbürger" allegedly spent months preparing for a "Day X," on which they wanted to overthrow the government. In a large-scale raid on Wednesday morning, several suspects have now been arrested, including ex soldiers and a former member of the Bundestag.
The nickname a thought to be a reference to the real-life Prince Heinrich XIII, who was Prince Reuss of Greiz (a town in Germany) from 1800 to his death aged 69 in 1817.
The Prince is best known for rebuilding the city of Greiz after it was devastated by a fire in 1802.
The Heinrich XIII who was arrested is believed to be a far-right extremist.
Heinrich’s family – the House of Reuss, which previously ruled part of eastern Germay – has previously distanced itself from him, saying he was a confused man who pursued conspiracy theories.
across the country yesterday.
The alleged plot involved a small armed group storming the Bundestag parliamentary building, echoing the US Capitol attack.
They are believed to have been planning the coup since November 2021, amassing equipment, recruiting members – primarily people with military and police background – and giving shooting lessons.
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Prosecutors say the group knew there would be deaths, which they deemed to be a ‘necessary intermediate step’ in gaining control.
Justice minister Marco Buschmann described the raids as an ‘anti-terrorism operation’, adding the suspects may have planned an armed attack on state institutions.
They allegedly believed in a ‘conglomerate of conspiracy theories consisting of narratives from the so-called Reich Citizens as well as QAnon ideology’.
In total, the number of suspects involved now includes 54 and that figure could rise.
Locations searched include the barracks of Germany’s special forces unit KSK in the south-western town of Calw, reports say.
Melanie Merle, who lives close to the apartment in Frankfurt where Heinrich was arrested, said: ‘It’s not really comprehensible: you hear about such plans from other countries but for this to happen outside my front door?’
‘The government we have is not ideal but probably better than what they had planned.’
A former parliamentary lawmaker from the far-right Alternative For Germany (AfD) was also among those detained.
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