Ex-bodyguard says enemies created crisis to get at Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by Alexandre Benalla, French presidential aide, leaves his home to play tennis in Le Touquet, France, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files

PARIS (Reuters) – The senior bodyguard to French President Emmanuel Macron, fired for beating May Day protesters, said in a newspaper interview on Thursday that enemies had exploited the incident to tarnish the president. Alexandre Benalla was fired last week after Le Monde newspaper identified him in footage showing him hitting a male protester and […]

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