If you are itching to crack down on the citizenry, then violent uprisings is what you want.
Non-violent resistance has been most frustrating for the authoritarians. Think how much effort has gone into segregating the populace in the suburbs and rendering it compliant, only to have real estate, industrial production and, most recently, retail collapse. The youth, having been bussed and chauffered from place to place are eschewing the private automobile and moving into the cities where they can walk, ride bikes or jog. The youth are connected, but not coerced or constrained.
The culture of obedience is defeated when obedience is un-coerced.
The triumph of virtue.