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The trial against Macron’s ex-security guard has begun

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Alexandre Benalla allegedly beat up demonstrators as an alleged police officer. The case triggered a crisis in the French presidential palace in 2018.
The former security officer of French President Emmanuel Macron, Alexandre Benalla, has to stand trial for force. The process of the so-called Benalla affair began on Monday in Paris, as the prosecutor announced. The case triggered a crisis in the French presidential palace in 2018. Benalla then had to vacate his post.

The former confidante Macron is accused of brutally cracking down on two demonstrators in a street protest on May 1, 2018. He has worn a police helmet and a police armband, although he was not used as a law enforcement officer. The allegations became known through media reports. According to the investigators, Benalla later tried, among other things, to pull himself out of the affair with the help of his contacts with the prefecture.

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