Macron’s disgraced ex-bodyguard Benalla goes on trial for assault


French president was forced to fire Alexandre Benalla, now 30, after a video emerged showing him striking a young man and grabbing a young woman by the neck at a May Day protest in 2018.

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President Emmanuel Macron’s former bodyguard goes on trial on Monday for assaulting two people during a 2018 protest while posing as a police officer, in an incident that caused deep embarrassment for France’s newly elected leader, reports FRANCE 24.