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Macron's bodyguard scandal: Who knew what about May Day violence?

Controversy is whirling around Emmanuel Macron. What did the French president know about Alexandre Benalla, the man at the centre of a growing scandal? A video of his violent behaviour on May 1st has shocked France and beyond. Not so much because the French police were seen to be heavy-handed; such scenes are not unusual in French streets during demonstrations. It's more Benalla’s closeness to Macron which has set alarm bells ringing. Our guests discuss the implications of this scandal.

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Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Laure FOURQUET.

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