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Germany’s Coup Attempt Fails, but the Antisemitic Far-right Threat Is Far From Over

This week, a terror cell of well-armed, well-connected Holocaust-denying authoritarians, QAnon freaks and fans of the old imperial Reich failed to overthrow the German state. But there are thousands more ready and willing to take on the task

Thomas O. Falk
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It was one of the largest police operations against extremists in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany: More than 3000 policemen searched over 130 properties in Germany, Austria and even Italy. Twenty-five people from the so-called Reichsbürger Bewegung (Reich Citizens Movement) were arrested, and more than 50 were accused of forming a terrorist organization.

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