-On 3rd January 1905 three workers who had joined Father Gapons union at the Putilov works in St Petersburg were dismissed which turned into a widespread strike.
-On 9th January Father Gapon organised a peaceful march of around 20,000 worker to the Winter Palace to ask the Tsar to answer their petition for more food and a constituent assembly with accurate representation from the working class. They blamed the ministers for their problems and carried portraits of the royal family. They were fired upon by the police and mounted Cossacks.Officially 130 were killed and 450 injured but journalists suggest it was more like 4,600 that were killed, making it officially known as Bloody Sunday.
The results of Bloody Sunday
-Nicholas II who had been absent underestimated the event and told the workers' representatives who he had met 'for tea' that they had been misguided and should return to work.
-Illegal unions formed, strikes became bigger and political meetings escalated.
-Grand Duke Alexandrovich was assassinated…