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German police detain four over alleged plot to kidnap health minister

Karl Lauterbach says foiled plot shows ‘highly dangerous’ minority using Covid protests to destabilise state

The German health minister, Karl Lauterbach, said a foiled plot to kidnap him showed that there were forces at play that were using protests over Covid-19 restrictions to destabilise the state and the country’s democratic system.

Prosecutors said earlier on Thursday that they had detained four people suspected of plotting to kidnap the minister and destroy power facilities to cause a nationwide power outage.

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