A bunch of 'humorous provocateurs' are reinventing the protest poster in an effort to bring us revolution with LOLs. But what really is the Deterritorial Support Group?
Walking into a small room in a communal house in north London, I’m confronted by a poster depicting an Egyptian protester hurling himself into a line of riot shields, with a message in huge capitals: “WE WILL FIGHT, WE WILL KISS/LONDON CAIRO ROME TUNIS”. Elsewhere books on radical philosophy are stacked alongside photocopied “FIGHT FOR YOUR EMA” flyers and other design scraps. I’m here to meet – on condition of anonymity – two members of the shadowy Deterritorial Support Group (DSG), who use the names Pablo and Nick, and, via Skype from somewhere outside the M25, a third whom we’ll call Jamie. “I’d make you dinner, but I’m skint,” apologises Pablo, as they set up the laptop. “I wasn’t paid this week.”
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