Federal officials relayed information about the Occupy movement to the financial community as part of surveillance by authorities of a series of protests against banks that took place in 2011.

Though the FBI observed that the Occupy movement planned to protest peacefully, the bureau passed information about demonstrations to the New York Stock Exchange (NYX), Zions Bank (ZION) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, according to documents published Saturday by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, a nonprofit group that obtained the files under the Freedom of Information Act.

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