Protesters run away from tear gas during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi following a protest by Islamist supporters calling for Morsi's reinstatement on January 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO KHALED KAMEL
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Hundreds of students supporting Egypt's ousted president battled security forces Sunday at three Cairo universities, two days before a referendum that officials say will be protected by a massive deployment of soldiers and police.The clashes came as Egypt's Interim President Adly Mansour urged voters to head to the polls to cast ballots Tuesday and Wednesday on the draft constitution. Egypt's more than 52 million voters will decide whether to support amendments to the constitution initially drafted under toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The military and police will deploy hundreds of thousands of soldiers and officers -- including special forces commandos -- to guard the vote. The official Facebook page of military spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali showed an image Sunday of army chief Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi inspecting troops who will be on duty for the election.
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