** CORRECTS AFFILIATION TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD INSTEAD OF EGYPTIAN BROTHERHOOD ** Muslim Brotherhood seniors Essam el-Erian, centre right, and Saad el-Katatni, centre left, take part in a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid) (AP)

Muslim Brotherhood calls for an end to Mubarak's reign

Egypt's largest opposition group demands a regime change and unifying stability in the country

Justin Spees
February 4, 2011 2:04AM (UTC)

The Muslim Brotherhood broadcast a statement on Al Jazeera today calling for President Hosni Mubarak's immediate removal as Egypt's president:

We demand that this regime is overthrown and we demand the formation of a national unity government for all the factions.

This is the first time since the anti-government protests broke out almost two weeks ago that the Muslim Brotherhood has made a public statement about Mubarak. The Brotherhood did not take part in the protests initially, but as the largest force of opposition in Egypt, they soon became directly involved.

Justin Spees

Justin Spees is an editorial fellow at Salon.

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