Protection of the Constitution: “Free Saxony” classified as a suspected case


Status: 01/28/2022 5:23 p.m

The smallest party “Freie Sachsen” is now being observed nationwide by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. It is now considered a suspected case, according to the Federal Office. The Saxon Office for the Protection of the Constitution had already classified the party as right-wing extremist.

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution monitors the right-wing extremist micro-party “Freie Sachsen” nationwide. The Federal Office classifies the group as a suspected case, as a spokeswoman confirmed. The news magazine “Der Spiegel” had previously reported on it. According to the report, the office attaches supra-regional importance to the “Free Saxony”.

“right-wing extremist and anti-constitutional”

In June, the Saxon Office for the Protection of the Constitution announced that it classified the “Free Saxony” as right-wing extremist and anti-constitutional efforts. The state office for the protection of the constitution announced at the time that the party was being observed by the intelligence service.

The party is not concerned with factual criticism of the state, but with disparaging and delegitimizing it, as Dirk-Martin Christian, President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Saxony, put it in the summer. He spoke of a “national networking platform for right-wing extremists from all over Germany”.

Call for protests against corona measures

The activities of the “Free Saxony” are “objectively suited to eliminating or impairing the free democratic basic order or individual of its central essential elements,” it said in justification.

The “Free Saxony” are among the forces that repeatedly mobilize opponents of the Corona policy. The small party was only founded a year ago and is the driver of the protests in the Free State, Christian told the “Welt”. It acts as a “mobilization machine” in social media such as Telegram and uses it to an unprecedented extent for its political agenda.

“The situation is more serious than it has been for a long time”

Christian warned of the spread of right-wing extremist structures due to the Corona protests in his state. “The situation is more serious than it has been for a long time because there is a risk,” said Christian.

The party even wants to nominate its own candidates for the upcoming local elections in June.

“My authority is watching this very closely,” emphasized the head of the Saxon Office for the Protection of the Constitution. He was worried that the protests were mixed with forces agitating against the democratic state and Germany’s western orientation. Studies also showed that 55 percent of Saxons feel like second-class citizens.


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