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All told, some 414,000 people within the empire participated in the work stoppage during the month of January 1905. Bloody Sunday activated the working class to a degree unprecedented in Russian history. Serious disorder also erupted at institutions of higher learning, which for some time had been centers of oppositional agitation. Students at one school after another staged strikes, often after tumultuous meetings and with the support of many professors. To a lesser but nonetheless significant extent, students at secondary schools also stayed away from class and joined street demonstrations.

On January 3 the workers at the Putilov plant decided to go on strike, which Gapon immediately supported. The strike spread to other factories with remarkable speed, which suggests that the dismissals were only the spark that ignited the flame. By January 7, about two-thirds of St. Petersburg’s factory force—some one hundred thousand people at 382 enterprises—had stopped working. The workers initially focused on economic issues, but to maximize their support they quickly began to voice political demands.

Is it any wonder,” asked I. I. ” For about four months—roughly from late February until July—organizations of various kinds, but most notably zemstvos, city councils, and cultural and professional societies, engaged in a “petition campaign” in response to the tsar’s request for ideas on how to improve the state. Hundreds of meetings were held throughout the empire to discuss reform proposals and to adopt resolutions that were dispatched to the minister of internal affairs. The newspapers carried accounts of the meetings and thus publicized the grievances and demands that were being voiced by growing numbers of people.

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