A Line Forms, and Not for Free Pancakes

Photos: Tim Schreier

Demonstrators aiming to make Congress and corporations more aware of unemployment on Super Tuesday lined up on Broadway between Union Square and Houston Street this morning, holding pink flyers that read “The Next Pink Slip Might Be Yours.” The 15-minute event, which aimed to form a line of thousands from Wall Street to Union Square, was organized by HERE and Working Theater along with several unions and non-profits, including East Village groups such as Fourth Arts Block, Theatre for the New City, and Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.

The turnout seems to have been a bit lower than hoped for: Tim Schreier, who took the above photos shortly after 8:14 a.m. this morning, estimated there were about 100 people in the Union Square area. Photos from Wall Street can be found here, via The Line’s website.