THE PETITION THEY CARRIED STARTED:
" Oh Sire, we working men and inhebitants of St,Petersburg, our wives, our children and our parents, helpless and aged women and men, have come to You our ruler, in search of justice and protection. We beggars, we oppressed and overburned with work, we are insulted, we are not looked on as human beings but as slaves. The moment has come for us when death would be better than the proplongation of our intorable sufferings.
We are seeking here our last salvation. Do not refuse to help Your people. Destroy the wall between Yourself and Your people'