Sopan Deb is the name of the CBS News journalist who was thrown down to the ground in Chicago after interviewing Trump supporters and Trump protesters alike. Deb was doing his job for CBS News when all of a sudden -- as seen in the attached video -- he was thrown down on the ground and had his neck stepped on by a police officer in order to restrain him.
"I have I.D. Press credentials I can show you."
As reported by CBS News, the journalist was simply the man behind the camera, before he became the subject of CBS News reports as well -- including many other publications.
Sopan was in the midst of the rousing and violent aftermath of the canceled rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago. It was on Friday, March 11, in Chicago when Donald Trump's supporters clashed with those who were protesting the Republican presidential candidate's planned presence. While Trump claimed the rally was canceled due to fears of not wanting anyone to get hurt -- that's exactly what happened when the canceled rally meant supporters and protesters would come in contact with one another.