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French PM Macron to fire bodyguard caught on camera beating protestor

Benalla was being questioned by police, a judicial source said separately.


Reuters France
Updated: 20-07-2018 14:11 IST
French PM Macron to fire bodyguard caught on camera beating protestor

As a result... the president has decided to start Alexandre Benalla's dismissal procedure. (Image Credit: Twitter)

French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to fire the bodyguard caught on camera hitting a May Day protestor after "new facts" emerged about the alleged misdemeanour, the president's office said on Friday.

"New facts that could constitute misdemeanour by Alexandre Benalla were brought to the president's attention," an official at the Elysee palace told Reuters.

"As a result... the president has decided to start Alexandre Benalla's dismissal procedure," the official added.

Benalla was being questioned by police, a judicial source said separately.

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