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Bahrain: Kim Kardashian met with protests, teargas and fans

Kardashian was there to launch her milkshake franchise.
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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. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Actress and reality-TV star Kim Kardashian arrived in Bahrain, to a host of fans, angry Muslim hardliners and teargas, Reuters reported.

She is in the Gulf kingdom to launch a branch of her Millions of Milkshakes franchise.

According to Reuters, some 100 Sunni Salafists demonstrated outside a mall in the capital Manama, while thousands of fans gathered there to see the star. Some paid as much as 500 Bahraini dinars or $1,360 a ticket, for the launch.

The Guardian said police later used teargas to break up the crowd of hardline Islamic protesters.

Sunni Muslim MPs recently presented a parliamentary motion calling Kardashian "an actress with an extremely bad reputation,'" Gulf Daily News reported, according to Reuters.

Kardashian traveled from Kuwait, where she opened another store, the Guardian wrote.

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Bill Fields More than 1 year ago
Where's the reason? Who wrote this? Islamist don't like milkshakes? Don't like Kardashians? ( Well, they may be on to something there ). What's the scoop? (No pun intended)