In this file photo taken on May 28, 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron stands with advisors behind the main entrance glass doors of the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. / AFP / POOL / ludovic MARIN
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An associate, Vincent Crase, who is a security agent employed by Macron's Republic on the Move party, has also been charged, as have three police officers accused of providing police surveillance footage of the protest aimed at proving that Benalla was justified in striking the man.Although Benalla was suspended for two weeks without pay shortly after the May 1 protest in Paris, prosecutors were informed only after videos of the incident emerged last week.Benalla, 26, was fired Friday after French daily Le Monde published a video taken by smartphone showing Macron's security aide striking a man at least twice as riot police looked on while breaking up the demonstration.Benalla is seen wearing a police helmet and visor as well as a police armband, even though he has never been a policeman and was supposed to be accompanying the police as an observer.
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