Today in History
March 12, 1930
Ghandi’s Salt March
Political leader Mahatma Ghandi begins his 240-mile march to the Indian coastal village of Dandi as part of the Salt Satyagraha, a nonviolent campaign against the British salt tax and British rule. The salt tax made it illegal for Indians to sell or produce salt, requiring them to buy it from the British government. On April 6, Ghandi and his followers reach the coast where Ghandi defies the law by making his own salt. He is arrested a month later, but his actions inspire millions to participate in this act of civil disobedience.
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