Important Protests and Riots That Changed the World Forever

Salt Satyagraha by Gandhi, 1930

25. Salt Satyagraha by Gandhi, 1930

Popularly known as Dandi March, the Salt Satyagraha was a 24-day non-violent march by Mahatma Gandhi in protests against the British taxation of salt in India during its colonial occupation.

An inauguration of the Civil Disobedience Movement, also launched by Gandhi, it inspired Indians in raising their voice against the oppressive British rule without raising arms.

Covering around 350 km – from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi – and joined by thousands of people from all walks of life, Gandhi dubbed this movement as a “poor man’s struggle”, citing that taxing the salt affected the poor.

On the 6th of April, Gandhi made salt illegally and asked others to follow suit in an act of civil disobedience – one of many that’d eventually lead to India’s independence.

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