CAIRO, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's main opposition bloc the National Salvation Front (NSF) announced in a statement Saturday its support for the demands of protesters and the peaceful means to achieve it, official news agency MENA reported.
"We support all forms of peaceful expression to achieve these demands," the front said in the statement issued after its leaders held talks at the liberal Free Egyptian Party headquarters in Cairo, urging citizens to peacefully protest across the country " in defense of the dignity of the Egyptian citizen."
The statement added that the front would not engage in national dialogue unless the recent bloodshed is stopped and investigated, condemning Friday's police aggression against a protester near the presidential palace, when they beat him up and stripped him before dragging him to the police vehicle.
The statement came a day after clashes erupted outside the presidential palace in Cairo between protesters and security forces, killing one and injuring tens according to the health ministry.
During the clashes, anti-government protesters threw Molotov cocktails and fireworks at the direction of the palace while the security members replied with massive water hoses and tear gas bombs.
The interior ministry expressed regrets at the incident and promised that the wrongdoers would be questions and punished.
Friday clashes came following a fresh agreement signed by all political rivals which denounced violence and set up mechanisms for a national dialogue to get the country out of the ongoing crisis.
The meeting, sponsored by Egypt's top Islamic institution al- Azhar, was attended by leaders of the Egyptian rival factions including the NSF, the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafist al-Nour Party and moderate al-Wasat Party.