Prosecutors investigate Macron aide | France News | Al Jazeera

Prosecutors investigate Macron aide

French president's security officer probed after he's filmed hitting and stomping a demonstrator.

by

    French authorities opened an investigation after an aide to President Emmanuel Macron was caught on video assaulting a protester during the country's May Day demonstrations.

    Paris prosecutors announced their probe into Alexandre Benalla on Thursday amid a public outcry over the incident on May 1.

    The video shows Benalla, wearing a police helmet, dragging a woman away and then hitting a young protester and stomping on his stomach.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from Paris.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The State of Lebanon

    The State of Lebanon

    Amid deepening regional rivalries what does the future hold for Lebanon's long established political dynasties?

    Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

    Exploited, hated, killed: Italy's African fruit pickers

    Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse.