You Know What? Macron's Bodyguard Who Beat A Protester Has Being FIRED, Then CHARGED
Africans still have a lot to learn about the way people in power treat those that put them there! French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a staff shake-up after a video emerged showing his now sacked aide beating up a protester, officials say.
Under growing pressure, Mr Macron gathered several ministers together on Sunday to discuss the row.
Alexandre Benalla, who was Mr Macron's top bodyguard, is seen dragging away a woman and then beating a man during May Day protests in Paris.
He has been charged with group violence and illegally wearing a police badge.
Mr Benalla was fired on Friday.
An official said Mr Macron had described the incident as "unacceptable" and promised there would be "no impunity".
Senior presidential official Alexis Kohler is to look into reorganising Mr Macron's private office so as to prevent a repeat of the incident, unnamed officials say.
Three policemen have also been charged in connection with the incident. They were questioned on Saturday for allegedly leaking security footage to try to prove Mr Benalla's innocence.
Vincent Crase, an employee of Mr Macron's La République en Marche (Republic on the Move) party, is also being investigated after he appeared in the video.
Public outrage has been stoked by additional footage that appears to show several police officers watching the incident without intervening.
Interior Minister Gérard Collomb is expected to be questioned on the issue in parliament today.
MACRON FOR THE WIN AGAIN, Lol.
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