Macron fires bodyguard filmed beating protester; opponents say too late

Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, flanked by Alexandre Benalla (R), head of security, attends a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. Picture taken May 5, 2017 . REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron fired the head of his personal security detail on Friday but faced criticism for failing to act sooner, after video was released showing the bodyguard posing as a police officer and beating a protester while off duty in May. Alexandre Benalla was initially given just a 15-day suspension for […]

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