(BERLIN) — Authorities performed raids in 10 German states Thursday at premises linked to a gaggle accused of pursuing a mixture of anti-government and racist ideology.
Germany’s prime safety official, Horst Seehofer, issued a ban on the United German Peoples and Tribes, the primary time a gaggle related to the so-called Reichsbuerger motion has been proscribed.
Reichsbuerger, or Reich residents, have similarities to the sovereign residents actions in america and elsewhere. They reject the authority of the trendy German state and promote the notion of “pure rights,” typically mixing this ideology with far-right politics and esoteric conspiracy theories.
The Inside Ministry mentioned round 400 law enforcement officials had seized firearms, propaganda materials and small quantities of medicine in the course of the raids on the houses of 21 main members of the group.
“We’re coping with a gaggle that distributes racist and anti-Semitic writings and in doing so systematically poisons our free society,” Seehofer mentioned in a press release.
Authorities say members of the newly banned group, whose actions had been targeted in Berlin, had issued threats towards German officers.