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CBS News Journalist Detained Outside Donald Trump’s Chicago Rally

CBS News said that one of its journalists, Sopan Deb, was detained by Illinois State Police as he was covering the aftermath of a rally planned for Donald Trump in Chicago on Friday, which the campaign canceled as violent confrontations broke out between supporters and protesters.

“CBS This Morning” ran a segment on his arrest on Saturday, in which Deb is shooting video of police surrounding a man with a bloody face.

Deb said that he was then thrown to the ground and handcuffed, without warning.

CBS News said that Deb was charged with “resisting arrest although there is no sign of that on the video.” Deb is shown identifying himself as a member of the credentialed news media.

According to Deb, an officer placed a boot on his neck to keep him on the ground. His camera was left nearby and later returned to him.

“I’ve never seen anything like what I’m witnessing in my life,” Deb tweeted on Friday evening of the confrontations at the rally.

Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Saturday, Trump called the Friday night confrontations a “planned attack” that “just came out of nowhere,” alleging they were conducted by a professional group looking to disrupt the rally. “We would have had a problem which you would have not believed,” Trump said of the decision to cancel his appearance.

Trump complained that the protests “shut down our First Amendment rights in Chicago.”

At the Ohio rally, the Secret Service briefly surrounded Trump, apparently as a protester tried to get to the stage.

Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted out on Friday that some of the protesters “couldn’t even answer” why they were protesting.

That got a response from musician John Legend, who tweeted, “I think they are protesting your racist father. This isn’t complicated.”

“Here we go again,” Trump’s son responded. “That can’t be the answer for everything you don’t like. That’s why the country is so divided now!”

Legend replied, “no. It’s just the answer when racist racists are saying racist sh– and are endorsed by the KKK.”

See Deb’s video here.

 

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