** 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
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.