Major Rob Ford protest planned for November 13th
A protest calling for Mayor Rob Ford to resign is planned for 12 p.m. on November 13 at Nathan Phillips Square. Called Save Toronto, the protest has started to gain momentum in the days following revelations about police possession of the alleged crack smoking video (the only "alleged" thing being the crack smoking, rather than the existence of the tape) and Ford's public drunkenness.
Organizers explain their motivations for planning the protest as follows:
"Toronto is becoming a laughing stock internationally. The mayor has kept some of his election promises, but has a cloud of scrutiny over him with allegations of drugs and alcoholism, which he refuses to directly address and instead offer vague apologies and lies, in turn clouding Toronto's reputation as well... It is time for all Torontonians to stand up and demand better from the people we elected to lead us: our mayor and councillors."
In addition to this general mission statement, the website affiliated with the rally lists off a litany of the mayor's transgressions and controversies. What do you think? Can a public event bolster the confidence of Ford's colleagues on city council to call for his resignation?
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