Will Syrian protests spread?

Fear has kept many from taking to the streets, but sectarian divisions have also helped the government.

Syrian protesters

The government’s violent crackdown on pro-reform demonstrators has relied on divisions within the country to maintain control.

True national solidarity could be hard to create in a country which has ethnic and religious differences.

Yet despite the odds, activists say they will continue to take to the streets.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

Source: Al Jazeera