A Reich citizens’ organization that calls itself the “Kingdom of Germany” wants to gain a foothold in a village in Brandenburg. The Office for the Protection of the Constitution informs the population.
The Brandenburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution sees in Lychen in the Uckermark the danger of the extremist Reich citizens’ organization “Kingdom of Germany” settling there. “By the part of the Brandenburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution, it is considered possible that structures of the extremist effort “Kingdom of Germany” could temporarily establish themselves on site,” said a spokeswoman for the Brandenburg Ministry of the Interior on Friday in Potsdam on request. ARD had previously reported on it.
According to information from rbb24 and the political magazine “Contrasts”, the organization “Königreich Deutschland” is trying to establish itself in the Lychener district of Rutenberg and to create what it believes to be a self-administered state with real estate purchases.
According to the report, she wants to bring a cooperative under her influence, which has around 44 hectares of land and also buy real estate. According to the ARD research, the board of the cooperative was assigned to the “Anastasia” movement until 2020, which has its origins in Russia. The movement is currently not an object of observation by the Brandenburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
The Brandenburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution had warned the citizens of the plans of the group with an event. “Civil society and the state are called upon here to decisively oppose this activity with the means of a defensive democracy and to put a stop to it,” said the Ministry of the Interior. Comparable events are not known in Brandenburg.
The number of so-called Reichsbürger and self-governers in Brandenburg rose significantly from 570 in 2020 to 650 in 2021, according to the latest report for the protection of the constitution for Brandenburg. The Office for the Protection of the Constitution saw a connection with protests against the corona protection measures and the associated spread of conspiracy theories. The report did not mention the activities of the “Kingdom of Germany” group.
In the most recent report from 2021, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution wrote that the “self-governing” group “Königreich Deutschland” (KRD) suggested to its supporters that they could free themselves from tax liability by transferring to the KRD, which would involve costs.
Across Germany, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution assigned around 21,000 people to the scene of the so-called Reichsbürger- and Selbstverwalter in 2021, 1,000 more than in the previous year. The proportion of those who are classified as right-wing extremists is more than 5 percent.