'Loukanikos' internationally known as the 'Riot Dog' has sadly passed away recently at the age of 10, His name translates into English as 'sausage'. This valiant dogs health was adversely affected by police asphyxiating gas and from being kicked on numerous occasions by the police. Forcing him to retire from active protest 2 years ago. More than just a dog, he was a protector and a beloved comrade facing down riot Police daily as demonstrators took to the streets of Greece standing against austerity measures, he was usually to be found at the thick of all the action in front of the crowds.So legendary was this noble creature that he had a bar named after him in Madrid. He was on the couch sleeping when suddenly his heart stopped.
This courageous four legged revolutionary who led many a fight for justice will bark no more.
Rest in Power.
Louakinikos in action
David Rovics - Riot Dog