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On March 2, 1930, he sent a famous letter to the Viceroy Lord Irwin, warning him that  beginning on March 11 he and the other members of his  ashram  would begin breaking  the Salt Laws. Irwin–who would later take the title Lord Halifax–was a deeply religious  person, with a great respect for Gandhi, whom he called "the little man," and agonized  before deciding not to arrest the Mahatma before seeing what course his disobedience  would take. He did not have long to wait. On March 12, having given the Viceroy an  extra day, Gandhi and seventy-eight others left his  ashram  and began to walk the two  hundred miles to the seacoast. There, he declared, he would take a pinch of salt from  the Indian Ocean, thus violating the laws of the Empire, which declared that only the  British could harvest salt. Practically, of course, the Salt March was a meaningless gesture. But as an act of 
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