Salt March

Indian independence movement event led by Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi[1] was the leader of the Salt March and was part of the Indian independence movement. It was a non-violent protest against the salt tax by the British government. The Indians were upset that the government increased the price of salt.

Gandhi led his followers on the famous Salt March to break the British Salt Laws.

Mahatma Gandhi led the march. It started on March 12, 1930. It went from Sabarmati Ashram to the village of Dandi. Marchers took a handful of salt from the shore. They then announced that they had broken the law by making salt. This was a major but peaceful challenge against Britain's colony. This move enraged the British and they called for his arrest.

The British then came to the beach and beat Gandhi and anyone with him, but the Indians didn't fight back. They stood there, to prove their point.


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