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Officials predict more arrests over German far-right plot

German officials say they expect more people to be detained in connection with an alleged far-right plan to topple the government that saw 25 people rounded up yesterday, including a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a judge.

The plot was allegedly hatched by people linked to the so-called Reich Citizens movement, which rejects Germany’s postwar constitution and the legitimacy of the government.

Georg Meier, the top security official in Thuringia state, tells public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that he expects a second wave of people being detained as authorities review evidence.

Meier accuses the far-right Alternative for Germany party of fueling conspiracy theories like those that allegedly motivated the plotters detained across the country this week.

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