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Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ran through a City Council meeting on Monday during a heated exchange as legislators debated a measure that would strip him of power and staff, the Toronto Star reported.
Ford, who has refused to resign despite admitting to purchasing and smoking crack-cocaine, stormed across the room after his brother, Doug Ford, got into an exchange with another man at the back of the chamber. The mayor inadvertedly knocked over Councillor Pam McConnell, who was in Ford’s way.
“This is a seat of democracy, not a football field,” she said, according to the Star. “I wasn’t ready for it.”
A CBC News reporter tweeted Ford’s explanation for the incident:
Rob Ford: “I ran around because I thought my brother was getting in to an altercation” says Mayor on running in to McConnell
— Steven D’Souza (@cbcsteve) November 18, 2013
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