Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

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Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 photo Singer Tania Saleh takes pictures by her mobile phone at the martyrs square where the ongoing anti-government take place everyday, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Saleh grew up amid a civil war that has robbed her of her childhood. Of her friends and neighbors. And of the Lebanon she so loved. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters form a human chain as a symbol of unity, during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government, on the Mediterranean waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon. Protestors’ demands pit them against leaders they accuse of stoking fear to secure sectarian allegiance and of trading economic favors for loyalty. They also put them up against regional allies of local factions. The power-sharing system has largely contained sectarian animosities since the war ended but has also meant that jobs are often allotted according to sectarian quotas instead of merit. AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah group burn tents in the camp set up by anti-government protesters near the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among Muslims, Christians and other sects. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 file photo, supporters of the Shiite Amal group of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri shout slogans as hold his portrait, right, and Shiite cleric Imam Moussa al-Sadr, who went missing with his two companions during an official visit to Libya in 1978, while they gathering on a road that leads to his residence in a show of strength amid some calls by activists to protest near his house in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, an anti-government protester sits in front of an Arabic placard that reads, "Sectarian system its lawmakers are thieves," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among Muslims, Christians and other sects. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, Shiite anti-government protesters install an Arabic placard that reads, " We are one, Lebanon without sectarianism," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among Muslims, Christians and other sects. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 photo, anti-government protesters pass by an Arabic placard that reads, "Not for sectarianism," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, riot police try to stop supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah group who arrived to burn and destroy tents in the camp set up by anti-government protesters near the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. Young protesters face the challenges of a political leadership that depends on sectarianism and an older generation that fears disrupting it could bring back civil war.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, a Shiite supporter of Hezbollah group, right, fights with an anti-government protester, left, after clashes erupted between them during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 photo Singer Tania Saleh takes pictures by her mobile phone at the martyrs square where the ongoing anti-government take place everyday, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Saleh grew up amid a civil war that has robbed her of her childhood. Of her friends and neighbors. And of the Lebanon she so loved. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters form a human chain as a symbol of unity, during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government, on the Mediterranean waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon. Protestors’ demands pit them against leaders they accuse of stoking fear to secure sectarian allegiance and of trading economic favors for loyalty. They also put them up against regional allies of local factions. The power-sharing system has largely contained sectarian animosities since the war ended but has also meant that jobs are often allotted according to sectarian quotas instead of merit. AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah group burn tents in the camp set up by anti-government protesters near the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among Muslims, Christians and other sects. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 file photo, supporters of the Shiite Amal group of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri shout slogans as hold his portrait, right, and Shiite cleric Imam Moussa al-Sadr, who went missing with his two companions during an official visit to Libya in 1978, while they gathering on a road that leads to his residence in a show of strength amid some calls by activists to protest near his house in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, an anti-government protester sits in front of an Arabic placard that reads, "Sectarian system its lawmakers are thieves," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among Muslims, Christians and other sects. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, Shiite anti-government protesters install an Arabic placard that reads, " We are one, Lebanon without sectarianism," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among Muslims, Christians and other sects. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 photo, anti-government protesters pass by an Arabic placard that reads, "Not for sectarianism," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, riot police try to stop supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah group who arrived to burn and destroy tents in the camp set up by anti-government protesters near the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. Young protesters face the challenges of a political leadership that depends on sectarianism and an older generation that fears disrupting it could bring back civil war.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, a Shiite supporter of Hezbollah group, right, fights with an anti-government protester, left, after clashes erupted between them during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s protests have brought out people from across the country’s spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
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