BERLIN (AA) – German police on Monday arrested six people accused of founding a far-right terrorist organization and plotting attacks on foreigners.
The Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement that the suspects were members of Revolution Chemnitz, a far-right terrorist group recently founded in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.
“The group had the intention of committing violent armed attacks on foreigners and political opponents,” the statement said.
The six suspects, all age 20-30, were arrested after a series of raids in the federal states of Bavaria and Saxony.
Since August, far-right groups have organized rallies in the city of Chemnitz, Saxony, and hunted down people deemed "foreign-looking" people and attacked migrant-owned shops.