Will Syrian protests spread?

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

    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


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