Germany Arrests 25 in Alleged Plot to Overthrow Government

In a massive operation Wednesday, German authorities said 25 people connected to the QAnon conspiracy theory were arrested on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Federal prosecutor Peter Frank said that 22 of those arrested planned on storming the Reichstag armed; the other three are accused of abetting them. Among the group were several far-right and ex-military figures, including a nobleman.

Several group members were a part of QAnon, believing Germany is run by a “deep state” of highly influential secret powers pulling the political strings. Others, meanwhile, came from the anti-state Reichsbürger movement.

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