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Created on December 28, 2022
Riga Palamidou 2, Athina 105 54, Greece
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Loukanikos The Riot Dog 2014


Loukanikos - meaning "Sausage" - was ginger mongrel which became a Greek fol k hero during anti-austerity riots in 2011 and sadly died aged 10 in October 2014.  Loukanikos used to charge and yelp alongside protesters when they confronted police and were tear-gassed in the streets of Athens.

A leftist newspaper, Avgi, says the dog has been buried in the shade of a tree on a hill in the city centre.

Loukanikos was a stray but a man took him in and looked after him. The dog was originally called Theodor.

In 2011 Time magazine listed Loukanikos as one of its personalities of the year.
Billy Gee, Alex Martinez, N_Grams—Loukanikos The Riot Dog 2014

Hunted by Beatrice Beladi. Pictures by www.greekstreetart.gr.