The news of the arrest of Gandhi, when it reached the towns and cities of India, Indian people were furious and the news spread like wild fire creating great commotion. Crowds gathered and it led to violence in some places.
Huge processions of protest were taken out in all parts of India and the police tried to disperse them by using their brutal force. This further vitiated the charged atmosphere.
Gandhi addressed some meetings and exhorted the people never to resort to any unruly activities and violence, but to stick to the rules of Satyagraha. Be patient, non-violent, come what might, even if the army was deployed to suppress their non-violent protest.
But the non-violent and very peaceful procession of protest of mill workers in Ahmedabad in Gujarat was attacked and fired at by the police, more violence broke out.