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Practically, of course, the Salt March was a meaningless gesture. But as an act of  political theater, it had astonishing power. The attention of the world was now focused  on western India, where the "little man," accompanied by crowds from every village he  passed, spent twenty-four days walking to the sea. He reached it on April 6, and took  salt from the ocean; soon, all over India, the subjects of the Raj followed suit, disobeying  the Salt Laws in massive numbers: the Congress organized the sale of illegal salt on a  huge scale, and mass meetings took place in every major city. The British government  cracked down–throwing people in jail, censoring the press–but all to no avail. Soon the  prisons were full to bursting with Indians, all of whom followed Gandhi's lead and made  no resistance. It was  satyagraha
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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