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Clashes in Egypt on eve of divisive referendum

CAIRO: Stone-throwing clashes broke out between conservatives and opposition protesters in the Egyptian city of Alexandria yesterday on the eve of a highly charged referendum on a new constitution, witnesses said.
There was no immediate word on any casualties but witnesses told AFP street violence was continuing in Egypt's second-biggest city despite police efforts to restore order.
A pro-constitution demonstration organised by the Muslim Brotherhood backing President Muhammad Mursi gathered more than 2,000 people.

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