Attack plan shortly before Christmas: Research uncovers new explosive Reich citizen details from Bavaria
Created: 12/14/2022 12:29 p.m
By: Jannis Gogolin
Ringleader of the planned coup and intended head of state: Henry XIII.
Prince Reuss © Boris Roessler/dpa
Throughout Germany, a raid on the Reichsbürger scene led to numerous arrests.
Research by BR reveals new details from Bavaria.
Shooting training, numerous firearms, contacts with the right-wing extremist milieu combined with concrete coup plans: seven days after the big raid on anti-constitutional Reich citizens, more and more facts about the extremist group are coming to light.
The Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) recently published the result of further research - with explosive details.
Reich citizens planned military arm for violent overthrow - two responsible persons from Bavaria
At the center of the latest findings of the BR: Two Bavarians, both with a military background and responsible for the development of the military arm of the Reich Citizens Organization.
One of them is Peter Wörner, who claims to be a lone fighter and a Jagdkommando leader.
The former officer from Bayreuth offers survival training and seminars for crisis prevention on his website.
According to the BR research, ex-paratrooper Wörner, born in 1968, already attracted attention with statements about the corona protection measures.
In addition, runes with a Nazi connection can be seen on pictures taken by the survival trainer.
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According to the BR, Wörner has had contacts in the right-wing extremist scene for twelve years.
The station has received an email sent by an NPD official to his youth organization in Baden-Württemberg.
In this he advertised for Wörner's Internet shop: "Hail, anyone who needs equipment should refer to the below-mentioned comrade with family, who now also offers a small online mail order service.
If necessary, just contact me and there will be a Nazi discount on many things!”
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The second person is a military colonel off duty, Maximilian Eder from the Lower Bavarian district of Freyung-Grafenau.
During his service, the ex-military worked for the Special Forces Command (KSK) and NATO.
Before his arrest, Eder, known in the lateral thinking scene, spoke at demonstrations or alongside AfD state politicians in his home town of Lower Bavaria.
The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office recently reported that the police had visited him weeks before the raid.
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In a video statement, Eder documents that the plans for a coup d'etat were concretely formulated.
"The next few months will bring a whole lot of upheaval," the former officer announced in a cryptic video he posted to Telegram in late November.
In this he also hopes for a "turning point" that will "come before Christmas 2022".
Because the time for forgiveness is over.
However, the police in Italy thwarted him.
He was arrested last week and is now awaiting extradition to Germany.