Thousands of Unemployed Workers Form Three-Mile-Long Unemployment Line in Symbolic Protest

September 01, 2004
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Thousands of unemployed workers gathered along Broadway, in a single file line, stretching some three miles in a symbolic protest that is being billed as the world’s largest unemployment line.

They’re billing it as the world’s largest unemployment line. This morning, just minutes ago as our program went to air, at 8:15 New York Time, thousands of unemployed workers gathered in the streets of New York in symbolic protest.

They gathered along Broadway, in single file line, stretching some three miles from Wall Street to 31st Street, just shy of Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. Each participant held aloft a pink slip of paper, warning, quote, "the next pink slip might be yours."