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Embattled Mayor Rob Ford vowed "outright war" after Toronto's City Council voted to strip him of most of his powers Monday in a tumultuous meeting during which a charging Ford knocked down one of its members.
Nearly two weeks after Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" - an admission forced by a drug probe that resulted in extortion charges against a friend - the mayor said he was done apologizing. He called Monday's vote "a coup d'etat" and compared it to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, warning council members, "What goes around, comes around, friends."
Rob Ford had said earlier that he refuses to step down. CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Toronto.
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