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Police disperse protesters in Egypt ahead vote

Officials in Egypt say police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Islamists rallying in Cairo and other cities against an upcoming constitutional referendum.

 

Friday has traditionally been a day of protests for the supporters of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi since he was toppled in a July 3 popularly backed military coup. Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization also now call for a boycott of the January 14-15 referendum. (AP)