India News letter
They got their freedom from salt
Gandhi and the Salt march
Gandhi started the Salt March on March 12th 1930 and it ended on April 6th 1930. It was initiated by him to illegally produce salt from seawater.It was a direct action campaign of tax resistance and non violent protest against the British. Gandhi led the march from Sabarmati, Ashram. 78 people started the march with him, they gradually amassed more and more protesters. They traveled a 24 day march to Dandi to produce salt without tax. Gandhi then broke the salt law at 6:30 am on April 6th 1930. They were finally free.
By: Morgan Kelly
This is a map of the route of the 24 day march that Gandhi and other fellow protesters marched on for salt.
The Salt March
This is Gandhi with some other protesters during the salt march.
The first Handful
This is Gandhi along the shore of Dandi, picking up the first handful of salt.