Caught on tape: savage beating by militants close to France's Front National

By and Thierry Vincent

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They are shocking images that could have political repercussions for the head of France's far-right Front National party, Marine Le Pen. Mediapart has obtained copies of nine video clips that show the head of France's extreme-right Groupe Union Défense or GUD in Paris, Logan Djian, savagely beating one of his former GUD colleagues. The attack on October 9th, 2015, led Djian to be placed under formal investigation – one step short of charges – for “aggravated violence” against his victim, who ended up in hospital.