The White House's move to erect screens ahead of a state dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping was blasted Friday by an anti-communism group.
Victims of Communism Executive Director Marion Smith tweeted that the White House put up the screens to block the Chinese president's view of protesters.
The @WhiteHouse puts up screens to block #Xi's view of protestors during visit. Bad move. Insult to American values. http://t.co/ktz6HERJnz— Marion Smith (@Marion Smith) 1443195504.0
"Bad move," Smith wrote on the social media platform. "Insult to American values."
A White House representative did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze Friday night.
In a rally in front of the White House, Smith called upon the president to bring up human rights while meeting with Jinping.
"It is not an undiplomatic thing for the United States to bring up human rights," he said.
Smith added, "We have always stood for the rule of law, justice, liberty and democratic values, not only for us, but for peoples around the world. And so we must do that."