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German Police Conduct Raids Over Alleged COVID Death Threats | Business News

BERLIN (AP) — Police in jap Germany carried out raids Wednesday in an investigation of alleged threats to kill a state govenor and others by opponents of coronavirus restrictions and vaccinations.

Several properties in Dresden had been being searched in an investigation of suspected preparations for a severe act of violence, police stated on Twitter.

The investigation was triggered by a report final week on ZDF tv {that a} group on messenger service Telegram mentioned plans to kill Saxony’s state governor, Michael Kretschmer, and different members of the state authorities. Dresden is the capital of Saxony, which has seen frequent protests in opposition to coronavirus coverage and has Germany’s lowest vaccination charge.

According to the report, the group’s 103 members shared a rejection of vaccinations, the state and the present coronavirus coverage. It featured audio messages through which individuals urged opposing coverage measures “with armed force if necessary,” directed in opposition to Kretschmer and others. Police have stated that feedback by some members on their alleged possession of weapons and crossbows are a part of the investigation.

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