The Working Class Hero "Loukanikos" Famous Greek “riot dog”

Photographed for TIME'S by Peter Hapak, November 15, 2011.
              Loukanikos, often known as "The sausage loukaniko," was a Greek riot dog that took part in practically every anti-austerity rally in Greece. He was well-known for taking part in protests, barking at police, assisting in street clashes with Greek cops, and attending anarchist rallies and picket lines.

Loukanikos has a reputation for being courageous, frequently standing in front of protests and being pelted with tear gas. He was present in all of Greece's protests, frequently leading people towards the police. He started as a stray, moving from building to building but preferring to stay out on the streets. Several socialist groups groomed and cared for him.

Loukanikos was unsurprisingly subjected to a lot of tearing gas during the skirmishes.🥲🥲 (Copyright © -

He's between the ages of 6 and 7, and he'll never miss a protest! Tear gas has little effect on the canine who is hooked to protests and disturbances. He was occasionally kicked by a cop, but he has survived thus far.

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He is fed and cared for by animal lovers in Athens. He enjoys wandering about and checking to see whether everything is in order. He gets furious and begins barking even when he watches riots on TV. He has an ever-increasing fan base all across the world.

Even if you don't know who Loukanikos is, you've probably likely seen him in a photograph of the Athens riots.👌
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A particular page is devoted to Greece's legendary riot dog Loukanikos among those protesters who offer their souls to fight for more freedom, justice, and democracy. 

In fact, he frequently went where other protesters were afraid to go.😏 
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 He is the most visible single participant in the riots in Athens, particularly between 2010 and 2012. He won the Time's magazine person of the year award in 2011 

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Loukanikos died in 2014 when he was ten years old. This was owing to health issues caused by tear gas consumption, which he had received as a result of the ongoing demonstrations. Following that, a big tribute and burial were organized. Loukanikos was honored with several monuments and paintings.

It's difficult not to notice him in images of the Athens riots, which became a symbol of European austerity and will likely be remembered for decades. Although he is no longer with us, he will never be forgotten.😢❤️

Loukaniko's street art in Athens.
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