The US embassy in Saudi Arabia has deleted a video posted on its Twitter account promoting peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations against oppressive regimes.
Footage, which had been produced by the US State Department, was shared on Twitter by the American mission in Riyadh earlier this week.
Featuring archival photos of famous protest movements with Arabic subtitles, the video promoted peaceful demonstrations for “positive social and political changes,” and nonviolent civil disobedience as a means “to guarantee a truly civil society.”
“Even in oppressive, authoritarian conditions, protesters can tailor their campaigns to succeed,” said a voiceover on the video.
“When large, nonviolent groups of people organize concentrated methods like protests, along with dispersed methods like boycotts or strikes, even the most brutal regimes have trouble stifling the movements indefinitely.”
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