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Fri May 6, 2011
Citing protests, Rep. Pscholka bows out of Blossomtime Parade
A West Michigan lawmaker has decided not to take part in a parade in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph Saturday because protests are expected at the event.
State Rep. Al Pscholka says the Blossomtime Parade is not the place to protest Michigan’s new Fiscal Accountability Act.
Demonstrators are expected to rally against the recent actions of an emergency financial manager in Benton Harbor, where the elected city commission was stripped of all its powers.
Pscholka, a Republican from Stevensville, says in a written statement the parade is a wholesome community event and not the forum for a political sideshow conducted by professional agitators.
A staff member in Pscholka’s office says the representative has left the state for a family event and is not available for further comment.
Governor Snyder will be the Grand Marshall at the Blossomtime Parade.