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Chapter 4 - Salt March

On March 12th, 1930, Gandhi had set out the Salt March. A campaign which large amounts of people volunteering and following Gandhi as they walked for many kilometres. This protest was done to break the salt law formed by the British government. At Dandi, Gandhi picked a handful of fresh salt clearly showing to the British. This protest sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians. As a result of the Salt Satyagraha, over 60,000 women and men including Gandhi were arrested.

After being released due to the charges of the Salt March, Gandhi had called a “Quit India” session, this was brought along with other leaders and thousands of Indians supporting the cause. Gandhi demanded an end to the British rule while also announcing the “Do or Die’ statement in his speech. He spoke about nonviolence and the benefit it would have for their campaigns but also their future.