Thousands riot in Egypt on the eve of constitution vote as Islamist hardliners clash with liberals

Thousands riot in Egypt on the eve of constitution vote as Islamist hardliners clash with liberalsMuslim Brotherhood members and ultraconservative Salafis clashed with youthful liberal protesters in Alexandria todayRiot police used tear-gas and batons to stop the fighting Clashes come on the eve of final vote on an Islamist-influenced constitution | UPDATED: 21:35 GMT, 21 December 2012 Demonstrations by supporters of President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents descended into violence today ahead of a final vote on an Islamist-influenced constitution tomorrow that has divided the country. The two opposing sides hurled rocks and stones at each other during a two-hour-long clash in Egypt's second largest city Alexandria over the controversial constitution which has deeply polarised the nation.