Bahrain Uses Tear Gas to Break Up Kardashian Protest

Protesters not happy with her visit to Middle East country

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 3, 2012 9:16 AM CST

(Newser) – Kim Kardashian blogged about having "such a fun day in Bahrain" over the weekend, but apparently the feeling was not mutual. Moments before she opened a Millions of Milkshakes branch in the country Saturday, more than 50 protesters denounced her presence there, the AP reports. The hardline Islamic protesters chanted, "God is great" near the store, but were cleared before Kardashian arrived—thanks to riot police with tear gas. Click for pictures of Kardashian's trip, including the reality star with some camels.

Protesters chant slogans and one holds a banner that reads, None of our customs and traditions allow us to receive stars of porn movies, referring to Kim Kardashian, in Bahrain, Dec. 1, 2012.
Protesters chant slogans and one holds a banner that reads, "None of our customs and traditions allow us to receive stars of porn movies," referring to Kim Kardashian, in Bahrain, Dec. 1, 2012.   (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
TV star Kim Kardashian speaks to fans in Riffa, Bahrain, Dec. 1, 2012.
TV star Kim Kardashian speaks to fans in Riffa, Bahrain, Dec. 1, 2012.   (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
TV star Kim Kardashian, speaks to fans in Riffa, Bahrain, Dec. 1, 2012.
TV star Kim Kardashian, speaks to fans in Riffa, Bahrain, Dec. 1, 2012.   (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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