Deterritorial Support Group

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The Deterritorial Support Group (DSG) was an internet-based political entity that emerged early in the second decade of the 21st century.[1] Named in derisive homage to the London Metropolitan riot police unit the Territorial Support Group, the group was said by The Guardian to have "cast a long shadow over politics in 2011" through the viral spread of the output of their self-described "ultra-left propaganda machine" throughout mainstream media discourse.[1] As of December 2011, it was composed of 10-20 North London-based underemployed graduate students with "no future" who were radicalised by the 2010 UK student protests. The group played a part in the downfall of British journalist Johann Hari by discovering plagiarized quotes in Hari's interview of the Italian author Antonio Negri.[1][2] They characterise themselves as ultra-leftist and anti-authoritarian communists.[3]

As of 2011, the Group's website indicates that they are no longer operating.


  1. ^ a b c Hancox, Dan (December 15, 2011). "Meet the 'Ikea anarchists'". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sabbagh, Dan (28 June 2011). "Johann Hari denies accusations of plagiarism". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "About". Deterritorial Support Group. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 

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