Monday 19 February 2018

Protests over Kardashian visit

Kim Kardashian tweeted the Bahrain was the 'prettiest place on Earth' (AP)
Kim Kardashian tweeted the Bahrain was the 'prettiest place on Earth' (AP)
Protesters chant slogans over Kim Kardashian trip to Bahrain (AP)

Just hours after reality TV star Kim Kardashian gushed about her impressions of Bahrain, riot police have fired tear gas to disperse more than 50 hard-line 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, about 12 miles south of the capital Manama. The demonstrators were cleared before Miss Kardashian appeared late on Saturday.

Earlier, she posted glowing remarks about Bahrain on her Twitter account, calling it "the prettiest place on Earth". It was retweeted by Bahrain's foreign minister.

Miss Kardashian was in Kuwait earlier this week to open another branch of the shop. Kardashian on Twitter)

Press Association

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