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Unread 09-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Default Riot Dog - RIP

Top red dog down.

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.

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

Loukanikos ‘retired’ in autumn 2012, around the time that the eurozone crisis was easing. He swapped tear gas and riot shields for a gentler life with an Athens family, who offered“all the care, love, food and vaccinations” a dog could could need.


Unread 09-10-2014, 12:04 PM

Rip pip RD.
Unread 09-10-2014, 01:15 PM

In a better place now, RIP doggie.
Unread 09-10-2014, 07:36 PM
red in cumbria

Originally Posted by crockster
In a better place now, RIP doggie.
Most places are better than Greece, tbf.
Unread 09-10-2014, 09:04 PM

fucking pigs kicking him. I hope their tiny shrivelled pig hearts stop beating
Unread 09-10-2014, 09:10 PM

A great hero.


Unread 09-10-2014, 09:14 PM

RIP Dawg.

Unread 09-10-2014, 09:21 PM

turkey has an organised crew of them

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