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How long can Mayor Anthony A. Williams ignore a constituency of angry black residents? Well, to judge from the poll numbers, probably as long as he wants. But that hasn’t stopped the ongoing protests over his dismantling of D.C. General Hospital. Nor has he managed to erase the wheat-pasted flyers lampooning him as nothing short of the latest and most lethal arm behind the Plan. Some mayors can get away with dissing large swaths of angry (and mostly working-class) citizensthink Atlanta’s Bill Campbell, and Baltimore’s former Mayor Kurt Schmoke; can Williams do it, too? Find out if there really is a silent majority out there as the new Black Panther Party hosts a town-hall meeting to discuss the man Malik Zulu Shabazz calls “Uncle Tom Williams.” Bring your own flamethrower and grievances at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. (202) 722-5929. (Jason Cherkis)