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Clashes in Egypt on eve of divisive referendum

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Egyptian police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse clashing Islamists and opposition protesters in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, on the eve of a highly charged referendum on a new constitution, witnesses said. 

Egyptians protests heat up in Alexandria on December 14, 2012. Clashes broke out in the city between Islamists and opposition protesters, on the eve of a highly charged referendum on a new constitution.

At least fifteen people were wounded, medics said, and several cars set on fire in violence between opposition protesters and Islamists wielding machetes which began after a Muslim preacher called for support for the constitution.

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