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Komagata Maru

On 23 May 1914, Komagata Maru arrived at Vancouver with 376 passengers from India seeking to immigrate to Canada. All but 20 passengers were denied entry to Canada based on two immigration rules. One required immigrants to come by continuous journey from their country of origin; the other demanded Asian immigrants have $200 instead of the normal $25 required of immigrants. Two months later, after many delays and a failed appeal, the ship and its passengers departed under escort of a Canadian warship.