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German lawmakers seek answers on alleged far-right plot

By FRANK JORDANS
Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers are digging deeper into an alleged coup plot uncovered last week. Police detained 25 people linked to the far-right Reich Citizens movement five days ago on suspicion of being members of or supporting a “terrorist organization” that planned to topple the government. Green party lawmaker Konstantin von Notz said Monday that information received from Germany’s attorney general showed the plans to be “extremely disturbing.” He drew parallels to the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. Prosecutors say some of those detained last week had plans to enter the German parliament with weapons. Lawmakers will consider government proposals to crack down on extremists, including those employed by the state.

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