Occupy Buffalo protesters take a stand in Albany.

Occupy Buffalo Heads to the Capital

November 17, 2011 Updated Nov 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Jaclyn Asztalos

November 17, 2011 Updated Nov 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - The situation has gotten heated with Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City. Here in Buffalo, protesters said things are going much smoother and peaceful. The local group headed to Albany to take their message to the legislature.

Protesters said they're headed there for a "Day of Action". Their goal is to call a meeting of Occupy groups from around the state to discuss fighting for the extension of the Millionaire's Tax, which is set to expire in January.

The group will then march to the legislature with petitions collected locally and across the state. Those letters also center on the need to extend the tax on the rich.

"We find this to be a very important movement to be part of because it affects us also. We're doing everything that we can to try and get by to make ends meet and we feel the effects of it."

The group left from Niagara Square early Thursday morning. The hope to bring their message to the capital and unify with protesters across the state.