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The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest political opposition organization in Egypt, said it will join Friday’s demonstrations.
A member of the group's Executive Bureau and its spokesman, Dr. Mohamed Morsi, said that the group will participate in a demonstration after Friday prayers in order to "achieve popular demands."
The Brotherhood is keen on pushing the people's demand for reform as the group is part of the people, he said in a statement to reporters.
A member of the group's Guidance Office, Dr. Saad al-Katatni, said the demonstration has been successful so far because it represents the whole society.
He said in a statement to Al-Masry Al-Youm that it is not necessary for the Brotherhood to take a leading role in the protests, but if the situation requires, its members will maintain a strong street presence.
He added that the system must respond to people's demands, as this is the first time Egypt’s government faces protests of this magnitude. He asserted that blocking social networks such as Twitter reflects the government’s weakness.
News reports accused the Muslim Brotherhood of cowardly shrinking from nationwide demonstrations.