This is a pro-Bolshevik view of the 1917 revolution :The Tsar, the Priest and the Rich Man on the Shoulders of the Labouring People, coloured lithograph by A. Apsit, 1918.
Here is a photograph depicting a street protest:
Street demonstration, Petrograd, 18 June 1917. The banner in the foreground reads “Down With The 10 Capitalist Ministers/ All Power To The Soviets Of Workers’, Soldiers’, And Peasants’ Deputies/ And To The Socialist Ministers/ [We Demand That Nicholas II Be Transfered To The Peter-Paul Fortress.”
It is 1917 a granddaughter of Decabrist (old revolutionary) sits at her home and suddenly hears about unrest on the street. She asks her aid Anushka to go and check what is happening.
When Anushka comes back she gladly proclaims: “Lady, there is a revolution!!!!”
Lady: “Oh that is great, my grandfather wanted a revolution! What do they want? What do they desire to change?”
Anushka proclaims in happy and excited voice :”Lady, they want to get rid of the Czar, and they want to get rid of all these rich people, so there is going to be no more of them!!!!”
Lady becomes really sad and utters: “That is disappointing, my grandfather dreamed to make sure that there are no more poor people”
Occupy Wall Street. Summer 2011