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.”

 
 

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