WATCH: Protesters gather outside City Hall in Toronto Tuesday shortly following Mayor Rob Ford’s admission that he had used crack cocaine.
TORONTO – A concerned citizens group has planned two protests at Toronto City Hall calling on Mayor Rob Ford to resign a day after he admitted smoking crack cocaine.
The first event is scheduled for noon today at Nathan Phillips Square and the other for Wednesday, Nov. 13.
The group called, “Save Toronto,” issued a media release asking Torontonians to express their feelings towards the mayor.
“After nearly a year of lies, deception and disrespect, it is time for Rob Ford to step down and end his term. Not after an election, not after a leave of absence, but immediately,” the statement reads.
A Facebook page has been created and nearly 400 people have confirmed their attendance as of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Pressure has been mounting for the mayor to step down after he made the shocking admission Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine in the past. Ford says he has no intention of resigning.
“Rob Ford must go, and on November 6 and 13, the citizens of Toronto will raise our voices in unison to make sure that The Mayor and Toronto’s City Council understand exactly how we feel,” reads the statement.
Meanwhile, councillors inside city hall are moving forward with plans to restrict his power as mayor or reiterating calls for him to step aside.