R.I.P. Loukanikos, the greek Riot-Dog

LoukanikosLoukanikos, der anarchistische Protest-Hund aus Griechenland, ist gestorben. Jetzt kann er im imaginären Hunde-Himmel an Riot-Cops rumknabbern.

Greek media report that Loukanikos (Greek for sausage) passed away peacefully, having retired from protests in 2012. Loukanikos began hitting the headlines in 2010, when the stray hound began appearing in the front line of anti-austerity protests.

Athens journalist Damian Mac Con Uladh reports that Loukanikos suffered from his years on the front line. 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.

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