German police have raided premises nationwide linked to the german patriotic movement called Reichsbürger (Citizens of the Reich).
National Socialist propaganda and firearms were seized in the raids, in 10 of Germany’s 16 states.
The targeted group, United German Peoples and Tribes, is part of Reichsbürger, whose members reject the German state as a legal entity.
The Reichsbürger movement is estimated to have 19,000 members in Germany. Those targeted are suspected of “spreading racist threats and propaganda”.
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