ATTO RNEY 7 June 1893
ATTO RNEY 7 June 1893 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience
Gandhi was on his way from Durban to Pretoria, where he had to fight a case on behalf of a client. The railway official insisted that he must vacate the first class compartment. Gandhi refused. The official threatened to call a cop and forcibly push him out. Gandhi was thrown out of the compartment, and his luggage was flung out too.
Gandhi's subsequent, public acts of civil disobedience or satyagraha would define his long years in South Africa and the even longer struggle ahead when he became the pre-eminent leader of India's freedom movement.
Gandhi ended up staying in South Africa for more than two decades to fight for the rights of the Indian community there.
Natal Indian Congress in 1894
When the Boer war broke out, Gandhi set up the Indian Ambulance Corps which enlisted hundreds of Indians to help the British side
Gandhi, who was arrested several times during his years in South Africa, led another major protest in 1913 against a tax imposed on Indians.