Hundreds attend rally downtown
Saturday, 09 May 2009, 7:34 PM EDT
Fed up western New Yorkers headed downtown to protest against state government, high taxes and extensive regulations.
Hundreds attended a rally Saturday afternoon in Niagara Square.
“Our state government is off the reservation. They have not a clue anymore on what it’s about, to serve you. That’s been demonstrated very clearly in the past few months,” said Buffalo Developer Carl Paladino.
“We encourage everybody to run for office. The only way that we’re going to be able to change anything is by new people running in office,” said Tax Protester Rus Thompson.
“Our new line is gonna be called the Tea Party line, and I think it fits pretty good with the movement that’s going on right now,” Thompson said.
Thompson says his group also wants to remove State Senator Bill Stachowski and many other politicians from office.
Watch video of the rally here.