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Anti Filner Rally Outside City Hall

 
Anti Filner Rally Outside City Hall
Posted Monday, August 12th 2013 @ 9pm

As the anti-Filner rally was held near the city hall building, sources told media partner 10News that Mayor Filner will meet with the city attorney, a mediator and others when he returns to City Hall on Monday.

At Monday's rally downtown, the protestors held signs that said Filner is "not welcome home" and some people carried homemade signs with slogans like "Bye Bye Bob," "No More Grabby Grabby" and "We stand with Irene."

Irene McCormack Jackson is one of 14 women who have publicly claimed Bob Filner sexually harassed her. She is the only woman who has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Filner and the city of San Diego.

Filner, whose lawyers say he completed two weeks of behavioral therapy, is taking personal time this week, and is not in the office.

Last week, the locks on the doors leading to the mayor's office were changed.

"Bob Filner is not welcome back in our city. We do not want him as our mayor," said business owner Ben Katz, who addressed the crowd.

Katz added, "After years of sexually harassing your staff, trying to trade sexual favors for government access, and worst of all as chairman of the House committee on Veteran's Affairs, to prey on the victims of rape? Two weeks is not a cure.  Two weeks is not enough for us to forget … We are not going to forget. We are not going away, and we will keep repeating, Bob Must GO! Bob Must GO!"

"Mr. Filner will not resign," said Mike Pallamary, who is spearheading the drive to recall Filner. "It's not in his DNA. This man will not go away. We need to take him out of office. We need to remove him, and that's what we're going to do."

Pallamary said Filner, who had 10 days to respond to recall organizers, had not sent a letter, which by law would have been advertised before any petitions could be circulated. Pallamary also claims that some big money would soon be offered to the recall campaign by an unnamed donor.

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