...and they were just busted.
"Many of those detained had military training and were believed to belong to a recently formed group that operated on the conviction that the country was ruled by a “deep state.”
The prosecutors described the group, which they did not identify, as being influenced by the ideologies of the conspiracy group QAnon and a right-wing German conspiracy group called the Reichsbürger, or Citizens of the Reich, which believes that Germany’s post-World War II republic is not a sovereign country but a corporation set up by the victorious Allies.
The group, which included people who had taken part in demonstrations against coronavirus lockdowns, was fueled by conspiracy theories, the authorities said.
According to the members of the group, liberation is promised by the imminent intervention of the “Alliance,” a technically superior secret coalition of governments, intelligence services and militaries of various states, including Russia and the United States, according to the prosecutors.
Germany’s intelligence services have for years said that the greatest threat to the country came from domestic, far-right extremist groups.
Security analysts have warned about the potential for far-right groups to merge with pandemic anti-vaccine conspiracists. In 2020, far-right supporters, Q-Anon backers and anti-vaccine activists at a protest against coronavirus measures in Berlin attempted to storm the Reichstag."