The controversy surrounding the Senior PGA tournament coming to Benton Harbor continues.
Next month, protesters are organizing an Occupy PGA march during the event.
The group made the following statement:
"We are committed to escalating the Occupy Movement to support human rights in housing in addition to the push back against bailouts for fraudulent banks. They are stealing our homes and our lives.
"Democracy is non-existent here in Benton Harbor. Joseph Harris, the Emergency Manager, must go. We have a dictator in Benton Harbor, Michigan!
"The PGA will be played on a $750 million, 530 acre resort near Lakeshore with a Jack Nicklaus Signature designer golf course and with $500,000 condominiums. We cannot forget the three golf holes in the stolen land inside Jean Klock Park"
The Occupy PGA movement plans to meet at Benton Harbor City Hall at 10 a.m. every day of the tournament, May 23-25, and then march to the golf course.
This is not the first negative reaction to the upcoming tournament. Earlier this month, four Benton Harbor city commissioners voted to withdraw their support of the event. Even though the PGA says the tournament will create between 150 and 200 temporary jobs, commissioners are upset there aren't more opportunities.