THE Rev. Ralph David Abernathy has vowed time after time that unless something is done to help the poor, they will bring down "plague after plague" upon "the Pharaohs of this nation." Last week, as his Poor People's Campaign continued to flood into Washington, it began to look as if somebody, somewhere, had mistaken the poor for the Pharaohs and their "Resurrection City" for old Egypt land.

Eighteen of the poor were arrested for unlawful assembly on Capitol Hill. Two hundred young toughs, mostly from Chicago and Detroit, were bounced from the 15-acre...

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