(i) Worried by the developments, the colonial government began arresting the Congress leaders one by one.
(ii) This led to violent clashes in many places.
(iii) A month later when Mahatma Gandhi himself was arrested, industrial workers in Sholapur attacked police posts, municipal buildings, law courts and railway stations- all structures that symbolised British rule.
(iv) A frightened government responded with a policy of brutal suppression.
(v) Peaceful Satyagrahis were attacked, women and children were beaten, and about 1,00,000 people were arrested.