Loukanikos, the Brave dog who faced down Greek riot police has died (In peace-Sleeping)

This is a tribute to one of the greatest dog protester ever.


Greek media report that Loukanikos (Greek for sausage) passed away peacefully.

Loukanikos began hitting the headlines in 2010, when the stray hound began appearing in the front line of anti-austerity protests.


According to Avgi journalist Petros Katsakos, the dog’s health was adversely affected by tear gas and from being kicked from police, forcing him to “retire” from active protest about two years ago.

“He was on the couch sleeping, when suddenly his heart stopped beating,” Loukanikos’ carer told Avgi.

At the height of his fame, Loukanikos even feature in Time Magazine’s review of 2011 (full details)


In the same year, American singer David Rovics released a song entitled “The Riot Dog” and an accompanying animated video dedicated to Loukanikos.

My conclusion is that even the animals feels that A.C.A.B. Viva Loukanikos !!!


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