Activism, Protests & Rights

Loukanikos: Athens’ Protest Dog

Loukanikos, photographed for TIME by Peter Hapak, November 15, 2011. PETER HAPAK FOR TIME

Loukanikos — the word means sausage in Greek — has showed up for numerous demonstrations in Athens over the last few years.  Here are some photos taken of him.

Loukanikos as he barks at riot police in December 2010. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP / GETTY IMAGES

 

Loukanikos, who is a stray, is well taken care of by the students of Athens. This photo was taken in December 2009. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

Loukanikos stands with the protesters, even when they dodging tear gas and fire bombs. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

The protest dog joins demonstrators in gas masks in June, 2011. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

Loukanikos avoids police and fire, February, 2011. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

A can of tear gas lands near Loukanikos and protesters, February 2011. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

This photo was taken in front of one of the city's hotels, June 2011. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

Near the Greek Parliament, May 2010. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

In June 2011, in front of a line of riot police. GIORGOS MOUTAFIS / ANZENBERGER

 

Loukanikos, photographed for TIME by Peter Hapak, November 15, 2011. PETER HAPAK FOR TIME

 

Source:  Time Photos

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