Water is splashed on Egyptian Opposition leader and former UN nuclear watchdog chief, Mohammad Al Baradei, on Saturday as hundreds of Islamists hurled stones and shoes at him as he went to cast his ballot in Cairo in a referendum. Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: Islamists hurled stones and shoes at Mohammad Al Baradei, Nobel laureate and a secular contender for Egypt's presidency, as he tried to vote on Saturday in a referendum on constitutional amendments.

"We don't want you," they shouted, throwing stones, shoes and water at the former UN nuclear watchdog chief as he turned up at a Cairo polling station, five weeks after president Hosni Mubarak was ousted by mass protests.

"He lives in the United States and wants to rule us, it's out of the question," one of them said.

"We don't want an American agent," said another.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the incident. The army fired warning shots in the air to disperse the crowd.