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How A Foiled Coup In Germany Came To Be

20 March 2021, Berlin: A police officer observes participants in the demonstration of right-wing extremists and Reichsbürger on the street of 17 June. Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Paul Zinken/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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How A Foiled Coup In Germany Came To Be

20 March 2021, Berlin: A police officer observes participants in the demonstration of right-wing extremists and Reichsbürger on the street of 17 June. Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Paul Zinken/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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How A Foiled Coup In Germany Came To Be

This week, authorities in Germany arrested more than two dozen suspected far-right extremists over a plot to violently overthrow the government. The plotters were reportedly inspired by QAnon conspiracy theories. NPR's Rob Schmitz walks us through the latest. And German historian and author Katja Hoyer explains why members of Germany's far-right can seem invisible. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

20 March 2021, Berlin: A police officer observes participants in the demonstration of right-wing extremists and Reichsbürger on the street of 17 June. Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Paul Zinken/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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This week, authorities in Germany arrested more than two dozen suspected far-right extremists over a plot to violently overthrow the government.

The plotters were reportedly inspired by QAnon conspiracy theories.

NPR's Rob Schmitz walks us through the latest.

And German historian and author Katja Hoyer explains why members of Germany's far-right can seem invisible.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

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