The Debate

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.


Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Laure FOURQUET.

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