Raid on rightwingers
BERLIN: About 200 German police searched a dozen homes in six states yesterday in an investigation into a far-right extremist group suspected of planning armed attacks against police, Jews and asylum seekers, the chief prosecutor’s office said.
The suspects were largely connected via social media. German media reported the raids were directed against members of a group calling itself “Reichsbuerger”, or Citizens of the Reich, despite Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II.
Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency warned last year about a rise in far-right violence after the influx of more than a million migrants.