German police foil ‘anti-vaxxer murder plot’ against state premier

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By Riham Alkousaa BERLIN (Reuters) -German police said on Wednesday they had uncovered a plot by anti-vaccination activists in Saxony to murder the eastern German state’s premier, adding to concerns about increasingly violent protests over plans for mandatory vaccinations. The plan to kill Michael Kretschmer, leader of a state in which COVID-19 infection rates are among the highest in Germany and vaccination rates are the lowest, had been discussed in a group chat on messaging platform Telegram, police said. Members of the group, called “Dresden Offlinevernetzung”, or Dresden offline network, …

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