The Protesters of Arab Spring and of Occupy Movements around the globe were chosen by US Magazine TIME as the “Person of the Year 2011”. Protesters from Tunisia to Spain and from Chile to Russia are featured in this special TIME issue because “in 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world” as editors explain.
“The 2011 Person of the Year issue is the product of a year’s worth of reporting and thinking. From the beginning of the Arab Spring, we dedicated an abundance of resources to this world-historical story. We also watched as the germ of protest spread to Europe and then America and now Russia. … traced this spirit of revolution to its roots and wrote down …the links and the larger meaning among the protests in dozens of countries.” (TIME)
Among those portesters who give their soul to fight for more freedom, justice and democracy, a special page is dedicated to Greece’s famous riot dog Loukanikos.
Loukanikos’ Portrait photographed for TIME by Peter Hapak, November 15, 2011.
TIME featured as “Protest Dog – The stray dog who joined the lines of rioters in the Greek capital has become an international celebrity”
Who is Loukanikos?
Waiting for action…
Loukanikos is one of the many stray dogs in Athens. He is somewhere between 6 and 7 years old, and he won’t miss a protest, no matter what! The protests- and riots-addicted canine is immune to tear gas. Occasionally he got a kick by a policeman but so far he has managed to come through.