The “Reich Citizens” group that was raised last week obviously had significantly more accomplices than previously known. Members of the Bundestag’s Legal Affairs Committee reported on Monday after a special session in Berlin that investigators had found a three-digit number of so-called “non-disclosure agreements” from people who had been approached by the group.
According to the deputies, the alleged conspirators had planned to form more than 280 “homeland security companies” nationwide. Concrete preparations have already been made for this in Saxony, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg. According to a representative of the federal prosecutor’s office, they should “arrest and execute” people in the event of an overthrow, said committee member Clara Bünger (left). Concrete preparations have already been made for this in Saxony, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg.
Even if there is no indication that an attempted coup was imminent, the threat here should be taken seriously because of the high level of violence among those involved, emphasized the legal policy spokesman for the Union faction, Günter Krings (CDU).
During the searches, more than 400,000 euros in cash, gold and silver coins were found, Bünger said. There should also be a locker in which there should be gold bars worth six million euros.
Federal prosecutors arrested 25 people on Wednesday, including former officers and police officers. She accuses 22 of those arrested of being a member of a terrorist organization that wanted to overthrow the political system. Three arrested are considered supporters. The 23 suspects arrested in Germany are in custody. The federal prosecutor also spoke of 27 other suspects. “Reich citizens” are people who do not recognize the Federal Republic and its democratic structures.