The Jallianwalla Bagh is a public garden of 6 to 7 acres (28, 000 m2), walled on all sides with five entrances. On Dyer's orders, his troops fired on the crowd for ten minutes, directing their bullets largely towards the few open gates through which people were trying to flee. The British government released figures stating 379 dead and 1, 200 wounded. Other sources place the number of dead at well over 1, 000. This "brutality stunned the entire nation", resulting in a "wrenching loss of faith" of the general public in the intentions of the UK. The ineffective inquiry and the initial accolades for Dyer by the House of Lords fuelled widespread anger, leading to the Non - cooperation Movement of 1920–22.
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