Sergei Zubatov worked in police labor groups. When Zubatov had to chance to leave the city for 24 hours, Gapon had opened clubroom for more meetings that began with prayer and the Russian National Anthem. Gapon's secret plans began to come into play. Georgy's assembly grew rapidly and brought more attention to police. Soon before Christmas, four workers and all active members were fired
January 16th and 17th
Finally on the 16th of January, the strike started. The whole working capitol joined. Gapon wanted to give a peaceful mass demonstration to present to the tsar himself. This idea grew rapidly and Gapon started preparing his petition. The march was prohibited and Gapon was going to be arrested by police but he couldnt be found.
Leading to the bloody massacre now called "Bloody Sunday".