Alexandre Benalla, Emmanuel Macron’s former bodyguard who made headlines in France and around the world for handling protesters Moroccan-style, is reportedly of Moroccan descent.
Alexandre Benalla was filmed while beating protesters on the 1st of May in an incident that has thrown Emmanuel Macron’s presidency into turmoil.
He was charged last Sunday with assaulting protesters.
According to French media, Macrons’ controversial top bodyguard is originally from Morocco.
The man might have changed his name to Alexandre Benalla, according to Le Figaro.
Benalla had reportedly worked as a bodyguard for distinguished families and individuals both in France and Morocco before being appointed as Emmanuel Macron’s senior security aide during his electoral campaign in 2017.