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Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory

During the last week, Emmanuel Macron was on top right after the historic win of France at the World Cup. However, it was without counting the “Benalla scandal”.

It all started on the 1st of May 2018: Alexandre Benalla, working for Macron’s security, was filmed being violent with two demonstrators. On July the 18th, the newspaper Le Monde released a video that got viral and led to the scandal. On the 20th of July, a dismissal procedure was initiated by the Élysée and, on July the 22nd, Benalla and four other protagonists (including three cops) were put under investigation.

The various legal proceedings try to make the situation clear but the public hearings contradict each other: Gerard Collomb, Interior Minister, is blamed for different about-faces. Macron took position late and even if he tried to shoulder the responsibilities, it won’t really help. Opponents are blaming the executive power for trying to sweep the issue under the rug. Is it a state affair or just a summer saga? Stay tuned for the next episode…

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  • Vadot (Belgique/Belgium), Le Vif – L’Express
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Vadot (Belgique/Belgium), Le Vif – L’Express
    "Greatness and decline of Macron Land" "Moscow, 15th of July (two stars)" "Paris, 1st of May (three stars)"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "After "Onward!"" "You won't move!"
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Jiho (France), Marianne
    "What are we blaming Alexandre Benalla for?" "For the celebration of May 68?"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "It's all about the helmet... Unforgivable mistake."
  • Florin Balaban (Luxembourg)
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Florin Balaban (Luxembourg)
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Jiho (France), Marianne
    "Quicksand : Jupiter's strategy" "Above all, don't move!"
  • Plantu (France), Le Monde
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Plantu (France), Le Monde
    "The Interior Minister was not aware" "Who is the guy next to Benalla?"
  • Pov (Madagascar), L’Express Madagascar
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Pov (Madagascar), L’Express Madagascar
    "France : Benalla scandal" "It will be difficult to discard it." "Walk in the shadow."
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Kak (France), L’Opinion
    "This lightning rod doesn't work at all!!"
  • Charmag (France), La Tribune
    Benalla Scandal : Red Alert after “Les Bleus” Victory - Charmag (France), La Tribune
    "Benalla scandal : French people are cautious" "How am I making sure you are a real lifeguard?"
  • Vadot (Belgique/Belgium), Le Vif – L’Express
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Florin Balaban (Luxembourg)
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
  • Plantu (France), Le Monde
  • Pov (Madagascar), L’Express Madagascar
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
  • Charmag (France), La Tribune