Macron orders office reorganization over protester beating row:
French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a workers shake-up after a video emerged showing his currently sacked aide beating up a protester, officials say.
Under growing pressure, Mr. Macron gathered many ministers together on Sunday to discuss the row.
Alexandre Benalla, who was Mr. Macron’s top bodyguard, is seen dragging away a lady and then beating a person during may Day protests in Paris.
He has been charged with group violence and illegally wearing a police badge.
Mr. Benalla was fired on Friday.
An official said Mr macron had described the incident “unacceptable” and promised there would be “no impunity”.
Senior presidential official Alexis Kohler is to look into reorganizing Mr. Macron’s private office so as to prevent a repeat of the incident, unnamed officials say.
The French presidency has been accused of being aware of the incident for some time, trying to cover it up, and failing to act swiftly against Mr. Benalla.
Three policemen have also been charged in connection with the incident. They were questioned on Saturday for allegedly leaking security footage to try and prove Mr. Benalla’s innocence.
Vincent Crase, an employee of Mr. Macron’s La République en Marche (Republic on the Move) party, is also being investigated after he appeared in the video.