The Muslim Brotherhood has taken to the streets of ‘Amman and other Jordanian cities every Friday since the start of the Arab Spring, some 20 months ago. On 5 October, the Brotherhood planned a mass rally of over 50,000 members and supporters from some 80 other political groups and professional/trade unions that was billed as Jordan’s first major event of the Arab Spring. However, this attempt to escalate the protests caused a split within the Brotherhood itself. The moderates sought to use the marches to rally the opposition under the leadership of the Brotherhood and open a dialogue with Jordan’s King ‘Abd Allah, while the radicals wanted to use the protests to escalate their confrontation with the authorities.