Why did Gandhiji call off non-cooperation?

On February 4 1922, a large group of protestors participating in the non-cooperation movement at Chauri Chaura were fired upon by the police during a clash. In retaliation the protestors attacked, surrounded and ultimately burnt down the police station with the occupants still inside, leading to the death of 22 policemen. 

Mahatma Gandhi who was against any form of violence decided to call off the non-cooperation movement indefinitely.

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