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Mahatma Gandhi born in Porbandar, India on October  was the son of Putlibai and Karamchand Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi is most famous for his help on gaining India’s independence from Great Britain and being an upstander when he took on violence. Gandhi’s policy was to not use violence no matter what feat or challenge he had to face and solve. Gandhi took a stand in many places for most of his life he took a stand in India and South Africa. He took a Stand whenever he thought something wasn’t fair or right. Gandhi was in South Africa because he couldn’t find work in India so he traveled South Africa to be a lawyer. While Gandhi was there he soon realized that  many of South Africa’s Indian immigrants faced racial discrimination. Acts enforced by England also made him want to take a stand. He did many things to protests, he would boycott, lead marches, and  gave speeches to inspire others to be an upstander. Some of Gandhi’s protests were against racial prejudice. One of Gandhi’s life changing moments was when he had bought his own first class train ticket. But a White man did not want Gandhi to sit there because of his race so Gandhi was asked to move. When Gandhi refused more than once he was thrown off the train forcefully. This moment was when Gandhi decided to no longer to be a bystander in the crowd but now to be an upstander and to make a change in the world no matter how little the problem. After that Gandhi created a civil-disobedience campaign to peacefully protest different unfair things like racial discrimination or restrictions on Indians. But he made sure that whatever he was protesting he did it peacefully. That was his policy, to never use violence. Many times he would be arrested and go to jail because the protesting was illegale would never resist and would go in peacefully. Many people Respected Gandhi for not using violence.One of Gandhi’s more famous protests was his protest against the Salt Act passed by Britain. This act didn’t allow people living in India to sell or collect their own salt. Because Gandhi didn’t agree with this act so he wanted to protest the act and the British government. His idea was to gather salt at a beach with those who could not afford to buy their own salt. So that is what he did and on March 12, 1930 Gandhi and  some of his followers left for a town called Dandi which was on the coast of the Arabian Sea and about 240 miles away. It took Gandhi nearly a month to get the but on April 5 they arrived at Dandi and Gandhi and his followers made their own Salt using salt water, defying the British government. After that thousands more people came to Dandi and other cities on the coast to collect their own salt. This protest is most known by its name, the Salt March. This civil disobedience inspired millions of people in India to protest peacefully for themselves. But a month after the protest began Gandhi was arrested on May 5 by British officials.  Gandhi left so big of an impact on people a poet named Sarojini Naidu led a Salt March on May 21, 1930. His march had more than 2,500 marchers to collect their own salt. Gandhi was assassinated on January 30 and although Gandhi stood up for many things, he really took a stand on violence, showing people that you can get things done without using violence, which many people used then.  Even though he was mistreated he still did protests to make it what he thought was right. Through this  he inspired millions of people to not use violence. Some of these people were Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks. Gandhi has truly changed the world with his non-violent policy.