Raid on rightwingers

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

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.

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