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  10/5/2012, Tishrei 19, 5773

Muslim Brotherhood Expects 50,000 at Amman Protest

The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan expects 50,000 people to turn out after Friday prayers in Amman for a demonstration on behalf of major political and economic reforms and an end to corruption, according to Agence France Presse. The protest comes about a day after King Abdullah II dissolved parliament and called early elections.

A rally on behalf of the king's more moderate reform policy was postponed indefinitely "avoid problems," according to one of the event's organizers. The anticipated attendance for that event was 200,000.