According to the CSU, the authorities would follow up “every observation and every suspected case”. “The fact that several people from the scene want to join forces and turn the state upside down through specific actions is indeed new,” said CSU Interior Minister Herrmann.
Bavaria wants to intensify the action against so-called Reich citizens after the major raid on a suspected terrorist group from the right-wing scene. “We have to make even faster progress in disarming the citizens of the Reich,” Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) told the Augsburger Allgemeine.
The CSU politician emphasized that “every observation and every suspected case” must be followed up consistently. In the course of the investigations by the Attorney General, Herrmann believes that a new dimension of possible threats from “Reich citizens” has emerged.
“The fact that several people from the scene are joining forces and wanting to turn the state upside down with specific actions is actually new,” says Herrmann. The Minister of the Interior describes it as “particularly blatant” that “people with apparently very concrete plans for a coup were at work here and that – according to everything that is known so far – the use of force was also intended in a very concrete way.”
According to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, around 4,600 people in Bavaria belong to the scene, 450 of them are attributed to the “hard core”. Three quarters of the followers are men, mostly middle-aged. The authorities have identified Upper Bavaria and Upper and Middle Franconia as regional focal points.