By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (CBS) — A voicemail left by the mayor of Michigan City, Indiana has residents calling for his resignation.

In the voicemail, Mayor Duane Parry is heard saying, “They want a f***ing audience, you know – these Black guys, they all want a f***ing audience.”

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Parry was speaking on the voicemail of a local pastor.

The mayor apparently thought the call had already ended when he made those remarks.

The pastor who got the message couldn’t believe it.

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“I was absolutely stunned. I couldn’t believe my ears,” said Pastor James Lee. “As a matter fact, I played it several times.”

Activists have been protesting, calling for Parry to step down.

The voicemail comes after the mayor already caused a stir, accused of publicly criticizing the city’s Black police chief.

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The mayor has apologized and pledged to take cultural bias training, but said he will not resign.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff