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FRANCE, FR. (THECOUNT) — French authorities opened an investigation after an aide to President Emmanuel Macron was caught on video assaulting a protester during the country’s May Day demonstrations.
Paris prosecutors announced their probe into Alexandre Benalla on Thursday amid a public outcry over the incident on May 1.
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The video shows Benalla, wearing a police helmet, dragging a woman away and then hitting a young protester and stomping on his stomach. source
Al Jazeera posted a video of the beating viewable below.
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