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  • Mr. Chit said that sectarianism and fear are the biggest barriers to mobilizing Lebanese, even as they suffer from inflation, stagnant wages and poor utility services.

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  • "A lot of people in Lebanon are afraid of violence," said Mr. Chit, who is a member of the Socialist Forum. "They have good reason to be. We had a civil war."

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