Deb claimed that he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed, without notice or warning

Video Indian-origin journalist detained outside cancelled Trump rally
Flix Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 08:57

An Indian origin journalist with CBS News who was covering the protests that broke out in Chicago outside Donald Trump's cancelled rally was arrested on Friday night.

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign postponed a planned Friday rally in Chicago after clashes between protesters and supporters inside the venue and demonstrators gathered outside the event, Variety reported.

CBS reported:

Sopan Deb was on the floor of the arena as tensions built - raw emotions on both sides. He interviews both protesters and Trump supporters. Police clear the pavilion, and the streets outside are quickly blocked. Tensions are high. Deb shoots video of an arrest. Police surround a man whose face is bloodied. Protesters scream at police.

Following this, Deb claimed that he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed, without notice or warning.

He was charged with resisting arrest, but the video that Deb filmed showed otherwise. 

Though his camera was left lying on the ground initially, it was returned to him after his release.

Watch the video.

 

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