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  • An empty chair hangs from a tree at a home located on Comstock Street in Grand Haven. Sept. 2012
  • An empty chair hangs from a tree at a home located on Comstock Street in Grand Haven.
  • An empty chair hangs from a tree at a home located on Comstock Street in Grand Haven.
    

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - A political display in a Grand Haven yard is raising eyebrows, with some calling it racist.

Ken David, who lives at 15896 Comstock Street, hung lawn chairs from trees in his yard. A sign posted next to his front door reads "Nov 2012 liberty begins." Other signs read "Take back our country in November" and "Take back your government."

The empty chairs are an apparent reference to the empty chair which Clint Eastwood used as a prop at the Republican National Convention in August. Eastwood delivered a monologue as if President Obama was sitting in the char.

The Grand Haven Tribune reports that the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance will host a Community Conversation on the display from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Grand Haven Community Center's Escanaba Room.

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