Report: Baerbock and Esken on the “enemy list” of so-called Reich citizens
A few days ago there was a major raid on the Reichsbürger scene, which was allegedly planning an armed coup in Germany. Prominent politicians are said to be on the group’s “enemy list”. Apparently also Friedrich Merz and Armin Laschet.
According to a report in Berlin’s “tageszeitung”, several top politicians and other celebrities are on an “enemy list” of the group of so-called “Reichsbürger” that was lifted out on Wednesday. According to “taz” research, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens), SPD leader Saskia Esken, SPD General Secretary Kevin Kühnert and former CDU leader Armin Laschet are affected.
According to information from security circles, the current CDU leader Friedrich Merz is also on the list, it said. However, he did not want to comment on this when asked.
Also TV presenters on the list of Reich citizens
According to “taz”, the list of 18 celebrities also includes three well-known TV presenters from public broadcasters. The list had already been discovered during investigations before the major raid on Wednesday.
“We shouldn’t underestimate the danger posed by violent Reich citizens. These people don’t just fantasize about conspiracy theories. They had concrete plans that they were willing to implement,” Esken told the newspaper.
The Attorney General did not want to comment on the matter when asked by “taz”. Referring to a risk assessment by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) for the Bundestag, it was said that there were no indications that the risk could be specified.