Protesters who support ousted President Mohammad Morsi, set a police vehicle on fire during clashes with riot police at Nasr City district in Cairo January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper
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Hundreds of Islamists rallied in Egypt's capital and across the country Friday, calling for a boycott of an upcoming constitutional referendum as clashes with security forces killed three people, officials said.Friday has traditionally been a day of protests for the supporters of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi since he was toppled in a July 3 popularly backed military coup. This Friday, Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the Jan. 14-15 referendum on changes to the constitution drafted under the ousted president.In Suez, gunfire killed two people and injured seven as clashes raged between Islamists and security forces, a health official said.Police arrested at least 70 Morsi supporters Friday and confiscated firearms and ammunition, officials said.
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