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Augusta homeowner, angered by city's rejection of coffee shop plan, expands his toilet protest

December 27, 2013 - 8:40 AM

AUGUSTA, Maine - A toilet protest by an Augusta man angered by the city's decision to flush a proposed Dunkin' Donuts shop in his neighbourhood is growing.

David Labbe, a plumber, put five commodes in his yard in October when the city's planning board, backed by his neighbours, rejected a zoning change that would have allowed the Dunkin' Donuts plan to go forward.

The developers were prepared to offer Labbe three-times what he paid for his home so they could tear it down and build the coffee shop.

The Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/19sENqD ) reports that Labbe's protest has now grown to 28 snow-covered toilets. He says he thinks he can fit 100 toilets in his yard.

His neighbours call his protest childish.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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