Munich (dpa/lby) - Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) has described the anti-democratic activities that have come to light in the "Reichsbürger" scene after a major raid as a "new category". "The fact that people have the goal of getting rid of our entire democracy is unbelievable and also frightening," said Herrmann on Saturday in an interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bayern 2 on Saturday morning).
However, the interior minister does not see a lack of consistency on the part of the authorities in dealing with the so-called Reich citizen scene in the past: "We have already initiated in recent years, as the first federal state, to withdraw the weapons from all Reich citizens," said the interior minister. But you have to speed it up even more. Every authority, every district court, every tax office, every district office, but also every citizen should report if they become aware of suspicious activities.
Herrmann is not surprised that those arrested also included former Bundeswehr soldiers and police officers. It is known that the "Reichsbürger" scene advertises specifically in the security industry. "We have already removed Bavarian police officers who were identified as supporters of the 'Reichsbürger' ideology from the service."