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(12 March–6 April 1930)

A march by Indian nationalists led by Mohandas Gandhi. The private manufacture of salt violated the salt tax system imposed by the British, and in a new campaign of civil disobedience Gandhi led his followers from his ashram at Sabarmati to make salt from the sea at Dandi, a distance of 320 km (200 miles). The government remained inactive until the protesters marched on a government salt depot. Gandhi was arrested on 5 May, but his followers continued the movement of civil disobedience.

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