Alexandre Benalla, a former security aide of Macron, and an employee of the ruling party attacked demonstrators on May 1. But it wasn't until last Friday after video footage of the incident was published and a probe into the incident was launched that Macron dismissed Benalla and criticised his conduct. For commentators the president has lost much of his former appeal.

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