The owner of what the North Manchester Town Council described as a “vulgar” sign responded Thursday, saying it was their “First Amendment right.”

During the council’s regular monthly meeting earlier this month, several members expressed concern over the banner, which hangs on a wooden fence facing South Market Street and reads: “F--- BIDEN AND F--- YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM!”

Rob Burgess, Wabash Plain Dealer editor, may be reached by email at rburgess@wabashplain

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