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Who are the Reichsbürger movement accused of trying to overthrow the German government?

By Claire Burchett, PhD candidate in European Politics, King's College London
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Police have arrested 25 people accused of planning to overthrow the German government in a series of raids across the country.

The group is accused of trying to instate Heinrich XIII – a descendant of German royalty – as their leader. Among those arrested were members of the Reichsbürger (which translates as citizens of the Reich), a disparate movement of groups and individuals, including some with extreme-right views.

Reichsbürger adherents have been…The Conversation


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