Many Saudis on social media shared messages of support after the appointment of Prince Muhammad Bin Salman as Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince on Wednesday.
Several hashtags were created by Saudis supporting the appointment to express their happiness. Pledging allegiance to the new crown prince has been one of the high trending hashtags on social media since the news was announced.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued a royal order on Wednesday appointing Prince Muhammad Bin Salman as the new crown prince and relieving Prince Muhammad Bin Naif from his position as crown prince, deputy premier and minister of interior.
In the Hashtag several citizens posted the pictures and the videos of Prince Muhammad Bin Naif pledging allegiance to the new crown prince. Many Saudis opined that the new changes would help in achieving the objectives of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 more effectively.
Gulf citizens including Emiratis and Bahrainis also supported the news.
One young Saudi shared his happiness by participating in the hashtag “Pledging allegiance to the new Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.” He stated: “Hoping for a brighter future for Saudi Arabia. We pledge allegiance to you for the best of our country.”
Several Saudi journalists and media figures have tweeted that they are pledging their allegiance. “We obey and we Saudis are pledging our allegiance,” a female journalist wrote.
Another youth said Saudi Arabia today entered a strong path for the future since the youth are driving the rudder with the Vision 2030.
“The Kingdom must deal with the youth since they are the majority,” one Saudi lawyer stated supporting the new changes. In another tweet he pledged his allegiance to the new crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman.
Saudis are celebrating the new appointment of MBS; the visionary charismatic leader is now next to the throne— Fadila Al Jaffal (@FadilaAlJaffal) June 21, 2017
This could be good thing for this great country, may God bless this country with peace, love, and unity.— Hasan Madni Nadwi (@Hasancr88) June 21, 2017
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on June 22, 2017.