Three Dead in Clashes Between Police, Protesters as Egypt Holds Vote on Constitution

Seen as a referendum on the military


Egyptian security officials say clashes between police and protesters loyal to the country's ousted president have killed three people on the first day of a key vote on Egypt's new charter.

Tuesday's clashes in the city of Sohag came hours after Egyptians started voting on the new constitution, which represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place since the ouster of the Islamist Mohammed Morsi last July.