French interior minister grilled over Macron aide assault scandal

Many are asking why it took so long for president's former bodyguard to be prosecuted after film showed him beating demonstrator on May 1.

by

    French politicians have questioned Interior Minister Gerard Collomb over his knowledge of an incident in May - when President Emmanuel Macron's former bodyguard Alexandre Benalla was filmed beating up a protester.

    Macron himself has not yet commented on the case - which is causing him major political embarrassment.

    Many want to know why it took two and half months for Benalla to face prosecution over the abuse.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Paris.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.