To the anarchists, communists, and disaffected youth rioting against austerity measures on the streets of Athens these days, add one last group of down-and-out Athenians: dogs. The city's strays have been out in full force during the protests, with one dog in particular stealing the show, a scruffy fellow named Loukanikos ("Sausage"). Louk, who earned his moniker for his sausage-like shape, follows in the footsteps of Kanellos, the original riot dog of Athens, who passed away in 2008. Louk's efforts have earned him a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a tumblelog, and several YouTube tributes chronicling his work on the front lines of the Athenian protest movement.
Here, Loukanikos barks at Greek riot police on Dec. 8, 2010.
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