Egypt Independent

Muslim Brotherhood to participate in 25 January protest



The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it will participate in the 25 January protests planned by Egypt's opposition movements. The protests will coincide with Police Day.

Opposition groups called last week for collective action in front of the Ministry of Interior in downtown Cairo to protest violations committed by the police.

Mohamed al-Beltagui, a leader in the Brotherhood, said the group will participate along with members of the shadow parliament, which was set up by former MPs after November's parliamentary elections.

In statements to the press, al-Beltagui added that the objective is to demonstrate that the Brotherhood and shadow parliament interact with the society, and to emphasize the invalidity of the current parliament.

Members of various political movements in the Gharbiya Governorate organized a protest on Friday near the headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party to urge people to participate the protest.

Mohamed ElBaradei, former chief of the international Atomic Energy Agency and a potential contender in the 2011 presidential election, confirmed that he supports the protest though he will not be taking part.