Protests flare in Bahrain for Kim Kardashian visit

Protests flare in Bahrain for Kim Kardashian visit

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US celebrity Kim Kardashian (R) poses Kuwaiti business man Ehab al-Aradi (L) and his family, during the opening of a branch of the American franchise 'Millions of Milkshakes' at the Avenues Mall in Kuwait City on November 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 11:47 PM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Just hours after reality TV star Kim Kardashian gushed about her impressions of Bahrain, riot police fired tear gas to disperse more than 50 hardline Islamic protesters denouncing her presence in the Gulf kingdom.
 
The clashes took place just before Kardashian opened the Bahrain branch of her Millions of Milkshakes shop.
 
An Associated Press journalist saw protesters chanting "God is Great" near the shopping complex in Riffa, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the capital Manama. The demonstrators were cleared before Kardashian appeared late Saturday.
 
Earlier, she posted glowing remarks about Bahrain on her Twitter account, calling it "the prettiest place on earth." It was re-Tweeted by Bahrain's foreign minister.
 
Kardashian was in Kuwait earlier this week to open another branch of the shop.
 

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