Salt March: event to commemorate 80th year since Gandhi's historic walk

2010-04-16 00:00

DURBAN’S annual Salt March, to commemorate the 80th year since Mahatma Gandhi marched to the coast of India and gathered salt to protest against the British authorities’ imposition of a tax on salt, will take place between the Phoenix settlement in Inanda and King’s Park Athletics Stadium in Durban on Sunday.

The first Salt March, regarded as Gandhi’s most powerful campaign, took place on March 12 1930.

Gandhi and over 78 followers journeyed for 23 days, as part of his passive resistance movement.

Gandhi and his followers were opposing Britain’s monopoly over the salt trade when they imposed a salt tax, making it virtually impossible for anybody to sell or produce salt.

The 17,5 km route will start at 6.45 am.

For further information, contact Ela Gandhi on 031 201 2067 or 082 781 6843.

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