Alexandre Benalla, a security aide to President Emmanuel Macron, was filmed striking and dragging a protester to the ground in front of police during the traditional May 1st protest in Paris (see video below).
The clip caused outrage among politicians of all sides when it emerged this week and in a bid to quell the growing scandal the Elysée Palace confirmed on Friday that dismissal proceedings had begun against Benalla after new information came to light.
A new video clip emerged on Friday that also showed Benalla violently wrestling a women to the ground shortly before he struck the other protester. The woman was left in tears after the incident as the video below shows.
On Friday Benalla was also taken in for question by police over the incident. He faces charges of violence an imitating a police officer.
It also emerged on Friday that three police officers have been suspended after allegedly taking and copying CCTV images of the incident taken on Paris's video surveillance cameras. The officers handed the images over to Benalla, who was hoping to prove his innocence.
“He is suspected of receiving information from the police that he was not supposed to have,” said the Elysée Palace.
use of police insignia.