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Father Gapon organised the Assembly of Russian Factory and Plant Workers of St. Petersburg, which was subsidised by the Department of the Police and the St. Petersburg secret police, Okhranka. He organized a procession of St. Peterburg workers to present a petition to the Tsar on January 9, which ended tragically. (Bloody Sunday 1905). He was saved by his followers that day. Following Bloody Sunday he anathematized the emperor and called upon the workers to take action against the regime, but soon after escaped abroad where he had close ties with the Socialist-Revolutionary Party. After the October Manifesto he returned to Russia and resumed contact with the Okhranka. Suspected as an agent provocateur, Gapon was executed by Pinhas Rutenberg in accordance with a sentence passed on him by the Socialist-Revolutionary Party.
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