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Germany: 'Citizens of the Reich' refuse to recognise post-war federal state


With the alleged coup recently foiled in Germany, the Reichsbürger, or "Citizens of the Reich", have shown their determination and their dangerous nature. In early December, German police broke up a far-right group close to the movement, accused of plotting terror attacks, notably against the parliament. Around 20 people were arrested, all of them "Citizens of the Reich". According to intelligence services, this nebulous grouping with a conspiratorial mindset is made up of around 23,000 members, who are united in their nostalgia for pre-WWII Germany. Our correspondents report.

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