The government used cruel methods to disturb these meetings. A peaceful public meeting of about 20,000 men, women and children was being held on 13th April, 1919 at 4.30 P.M. at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar. The garden had only one narrow entrance. General Dyer arrived with armored cars and troops. He blocked the entry and ordered his troops to fire on the unarmed crowd. More than 1000 people were killed and many more were wounded. It was a cold-blooded massacre of men, women and children at Jallianwala Bagh. The entire country resolved to fight the British and decided in favor of starting a non-cooperation movement against the government.