On the 24th, Bolsheviks seized key points around the city, such as railway stations, communication lines, and bridges. On the 25th, the PG HQ was surrounded, and Trotsky declared victory. The second meeting of the Congress of Soviets began, with representatives from across Russia. On the 26th, the Mensheviks and Right SRs walked out of the Congress in protest, and the Winter Palace surrendered. The Decrees on Peace and Land were made, and the new government was formed.