Indians Protest Governor at Yahoo! Opening

September 20, 2010 Updated Sep 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM EDT

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Indians Protest Governor at Yahoo! Opening

September 20, 2010 Updated Sep 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - A large group of Native Americans gathered in Lockport Monday to protest Governor David Paterson.

Paterson is in town for the tour and grand opening of the Yahoo! data center in Lockport, NY.

Large crows of protesters lined the streets with signs in defiance of Paterson's plans to tax cigarettes sold on Indian territory to non-natives.

A court decision in Albany, NY ruled last week that New York State cannot tax cigarette sales by any Indian tribe until at least October 1.