Father Gapon, a Russian Orthodox priest, organized a peaceful nonviolent march. 200,000 workers marched to the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. They sang and chanted, doing nothing wrong. Under the Czar Nicholas's orders the military opened fire on the crowd. 100 dead 3000 wounded. Blood stained the snow at winter palace, which is how the act got it's name. They just wanted to talk and say they weren't happy with conditions they had to work in.