Alexandra Benalla, helmet on the head (right), Place de la Contrescarpe in Paris, May 1, 2018. – AFP
The video where we see this couple molested by Alexandre Benalla has triggered the case that bears the name of the security adviser of the Elysee. Georgios D., 29, and his 30-year-old partner, Chloe P., and three other people were taken into police custody on Tuesday, suspected of violence against police officers during
demonstration on May 1st, Place de la Contrescarpe. At the end of the day in police custody, the two young people were given a summons for a trial at a later date.
The two young men, harassed by Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crasse, an employee of La République en marche, had filed a civil suit at the start of the scandal that has been shaking the executive since mid-July.
heard on 19 September by the investigating judges at the Paris court responsible for this investigation.
"It's an excessive, disproportionate and brutal measure"
At this hearing, they were questioned about projectiles – a carafe of water and an ashtray – to the CRS who had been the cause of their arrest, of which they denounce the violence. "It is an excessive, disproportionate and brutal measure considering that there have been no complaints from the CRS or any injuries," Sahand Saber told AFP about this view. He also noted that his clients have already publicly acknowledged these facts and apologized.
In total, investigators have summoned about twenty people involved in these clashes, according to a source close to the investigation.