The video starts with a white man carrying an AR-15 on his shoulder as he walks down the street with another man whose recording.
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The officer accepts that answer and repeatedly asks why the man is holding the assault rifle.
The same experiment is then conducted but this time a black man is walking down the street openly carrying the same assault rifle.
In the video, two more police cars arrive as the first officer continues to aim his gun at the man.
A colleague approaches the black man face down on the ground who is now surrounded by police.
The video was posted by Occupy Democrats, a left-wing political organization to provide a ‘counterbalance to the Republican Tea Party’.
More than 8.8million people have viewed the two minute video and it has 16,000 comments.
Another says: ‘This is what they mean by white privilege.’
While one Facebook user refers to the scenario as not racism but ‘a reaction to information’.
American federal law does not restrict people from carrying guns in public but most states have either prohibited or have regulated laws surrounding open carry.
Fifteen states require some form of license or permit in order to openly carry a handgun.
It’s unclear which state this video was taken in.