“After evictions and arrests from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to London that began last year, the movement against income inequality and corporate abuse will regain strength, said Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, a subsidiary of Sweden’s Securitas AB.(SECUB) He works with international financial firms to ‘identify, map and track’ protesters across social media and at their assemblies, he said. The companies gather data ‘carefully and methodically’ to prevent business disruptions.”

Private security firms hired by banks are using hunting metaphors to describe their preparations for the anticipated May 1st demonstrations. Major banks in New York and other cities are collaborating by sharing surveillance footage and information gathered by security officers.