NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Chinese Americans are taking a stand against a Tennessee senator.

A group gathered at Nashville Public Square on Saturday afternoon.

They said they're upset about Senator Marsha Blackburn's recent tweets saying China has a history of lying and cheating.

Those protesting say the tweet is an insult to any person of Chinese descent.

"We think she as a senator has really, her remark has crossed the boundaries and scopes of even political rhetoric," protester Jinliang Cai said.

The Tennessee Chinese American Alliance also wrote a letter to Blackburn calling for her to denounce her recent remarks.

Blackburn's office provided a statement to News4 about Saturday's protest:

“Senator Blackburn will continue to shed light on the Chinese Communist Party’s abhorrent human rights violations and national security threats emanating from Beijing.” is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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