Gandhi’s “Boston Tea Party”

Even though the Boston Tea Party occurred in Boston, it has become an international phenomenon and symbol. So it’s not surprising that it has been referenced in other political protests. When Gandhi led his famous mass burning of registration cards in South Africa in 1908, a newspaper in England compared the event to the Boston Tea Party. In fact, when Gandhi sat down with a British viceroy in 1920 after the Indian salt protest campaign, Gandhi took some tax-free salt from his clothing and said it was to remind us of the Boston Tea Party.

Gandhi's famous salt protest march!

Gandhi’s famous salt protest march!

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