Gustav Ritter von Kahr Bans Planned Mass Meeting of Extremist Groups in Bavaria Hot

Gustav Ritter von Kahr Bans Planned Mass Meeting of Extremist Groups in Bavaria

Gustav Ritter von Kahr

Gustav Ritter von Kahr, former minister president of Bavaria and now Staatskomissar (state commissioner) with dictatorial governing powers over the German state, issues a prohibition on the planned 14 mass meetings for right-wing, militant, and extremist groups in Bavaria as well as any other meetings of the Nazi Party.

Adolf Hitler had already announced this series of meetings, which were to be held in Munich's biggest beer halls and attended primarily by ex-military and violent brawlers who have been involved with political violence across Germany recently.

In typical fashion, Hitler refused to promise that there will be no violence, thus leading to Kahr's ban. This ban will put Hitler under a great deal of pressure: if he does nothing he risks losing the support of militant extremists who are eager to destroy German democracy, but he doesn't quite feel ready to challenge the government. He's right to hesitate: when he does act in November it will be with his Beer Hall Putsch, which will fail.

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