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LISTEN: Sit-in at Rob Ford's office pledges full-time presence, part-time hours
38-year old web designer Chris Caple's demonstration is a way for professionals to protest
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Protesters pledge to sit outside Rob Ford's office until the Mayor leaves for good
Photo: James Moore/NEWSTALK 1010

The latest demonstration to set up outside the Mayor's office has a promise:

We're not going away until Rob Ford does.

38-year old web designer Chris Caple is assembling a roster of part-time protesters.  His plan is for a at least one person to sit on the floor outside the Mayor's office in shifts until Ford leaves his post for good.

"The thing that has pushed me over the edge is his open embrace of homophobia -- I can't tolerate that.  I can't stand for that," he says.

While there are only a handful of people involved as of Wednesday afternoon, Caple says he's getting a lot of support online and believes the movement is growing.

He's been spreading the word through a Twitter account and a website called RobFordMustGo.com.

"Hardly anybody can afford to take a full day out of their schedule to protest ... but with something like this that is here all the time, people can come whenever they can," Caple says.

Kitchen designer Geoff Martin joined Caple on the second floor of City Hall.

"If anybody in the private sector has done what (Rob Ford) has done in terms of drinking and drugs, they would not be running that corporation anymore," he says.

Martin scoffs at Ford's claim that he is the advocate of Toronto's tax payers.

"I pay more property taxes to get what I need in this city and I am so sick of him cutting everything," he says.

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Protesters pledge to sit outside Rob Ford's office until the Mayor leaves for good
Photo: James Moore/NEWSTALK 1010

The latest demonstration to set up outside the Mayor's office has a promise:

We're not going away until Rob Ford does.

38-year old web designer Chris Caple is assembling a roster of part-time protesters.  His plan is for a at least one person to sit on the floor outside the Mayor's office in shifts until Ford leaves his post for good.

"The thing that has pushed me over the edge is his open embrace of homophobia -- I can't tolerate that.  I can't stand for that," he says.

While there are only a handful of people involved as of Wednesday afternoon, Caple says he's getting a lot of support online and believes the movement is growing.

He's been spreading the word through a Twitter account and a website called RobFordMustGo.com.

"Hardly anybody can afford to take a full day out of their schedule to protest ... but with something like this that is here all the time, people can come whenever they can," Caple says.

Kitchen designer Geoff Martin joined Caple on the second floor of City Hall.

"If anybody in the private sector has done what (Rob Ford) has done in terms of drinking and drugs, they would not be running that corporation anymore," he says.

Martin scoffs at Ford's claim that he is the advocate of Toronto's tax payers.

"I pay more property taxes to get what I need in this city and I am so sick of him cutting everything," he says.

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