The incident is a second embarrassment for Macron, whose Elysee security officer Alexandre Benalla
was sacked after he was filmed illegally wearing a police armband and beating up a May Day protester on the fringes of a demonstration a year ago.
Members of the opposition-controlled upper house accused the Elysee Palace of irresponsibility, negligence and a lack of transparency in the handling of former security aide Alexandre Benalla
was sacked in July after Le Monde newspaper identified him as a man seen wearing a police helmet and apparently assaulting two young people at a May Day demonstration.
Arguably the most powerful blow was the so-called Benalla
Affair, in which Macron's bodyguard Alexandra Benalla
was caught on video beating protesters.
, originally Macron's bodyguard before taking the adviser's role, told the investigative journalism website Mediapart that he has had conversations with the president and other top officials on the messaging app Telegram since he was evicted from the Elysee Palace in July.
With a surface of approximately 250 hectares, the 85 MWac Winton Solar Farm located near Benalla
in the state of Victoria, has been awarded a 'Support Agreement' from the State to ensure revenue certainty for the project.
PARIS -- The French government survived two no confidence votes in parliament linked with the "Benalla
" scandal involving violent behaviour by a senior aide to President Emmanuel Macron during a protest march last May 1.
Elysee senior security officer Alexandre Benalla
(centre) stands next to French President Emmanuel Macron during a visit to the Paris International Agricultural Show (Salon de l'Agriculture) in Paris, France, in this February 24, 2018 picture.
by Bernard-Henri LevyAlexandre Benalla
, left, head of security, looks on as Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, walks on stage during a campaign political rally at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, April 17, 2017.
Macron has been under fire in the biggest crisis of his tenure after footage emerged of the head of his security detail Alexandre Benalla
hitting a male protester and dragging away a woman, while off duty and wearing a riot helmet and police tags.
The initial charges against Alexandre Benalla
came the same day French authorities opened a judicial investigation of the assault.