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The Salt March was an act of protest led by Mohandas K. Gandhi in 1930. He led a group of Indians two hundred forty miles to the sea so they could obtain salt from the sea water instead of buying it from the British. The Salt March peacefully disobeyed the British laws and created much publicity. At that time it was illegal for workers to make their own salt or sell it because of the British salt tax. This allowed Britain to have a complete monopoly. Ghandi did not let women come on the march because he felt that women would not provoke law enforcers like the men would. In the end Gandhi was thrown into a prison already full with other protesters.