Loukanikos, the famous riot dog of Athens has apparently passed away. According to newspaper Avgi Online, the famous four-legged passed away already last May. He was a little over ten years old. Loukanikos became famous and gains admirers all over the world when he ‘led’ the anti-austerity protests in Athens. …Read More »
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Athens Riot Dog: Loukanikos’ Protester Career is Over
Athens famous riot dog, the “Indignant dog”, the legendary Loukanikos, has ended his career as protester. On Thursday night a report in a Greek news portal and some mentions in Facebook claimed that he was not more in Athens and that he had been apparently adopted by loving pets’ parents and he …Read More »
Famous Riot-Dog Loukanikos Got a Bar in …Madrid!
Greece’s famous riot dog got a bar in Madrid. Well, not he himself personally but some Spanish fans of him. They opened a bar and gave the name of the most famous dog around the world. According to the report, a lot of Loukanikos’ pictures hang on the walls of …Read More »
What Does Loukanikos Have to Do With Arsonists in Germany?
That’s a fame Greece’s most famous riot dog Loukanikos would certainly not want. A group calling itself “Friends of Loukanikos” claimed responsibility for the arson attack against the car of the wife of Horst Reichenbach, the head of European Union Task Force for Greece. However the car of Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, …Read More »
Loukanikos: Athens Riot Dog Enjoys Return of “Indignant” Greeks (video)
That was a real “Long Time Not Seen” and a happy “Glad to see you, Wuff-ack”. Athens famous riot dog Loukanikos returned to Syntagma Square together with the “Indignant” Greeks on Sunday and took immediately position and joined the “indignant” front. When the riot policemen tried to push the demonstrators away …Read More »
Loukanikos Made it in TIME’s “Person of the Year 2011”
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; …Read More »
Athens: Riot Police Kicks even Famous Riot Dog ‘Loukanikos’
After the ugly scenes of riot police beating civilians and photo-reporters and throwing tear-gas at the Metro entrance during the Wednesday protests in Athens, a picture this morning adds the icing on the top of police violence. A riot policeman kicks even a harmless animal … the world famous riot dog Loukanikos! …Read More »
Loukanikos on Nikon-Ad? Where’s the Doggy Food, guys?
The picture of Athens Famous Riot Dog, Loukanikos, has been submitted to a Nikon-Camera photography competition for the new Nikon model. In one of his most famous pictures, Loukanikos poses in front of protesters, claiming “I am the Resistance”! The photo contest gives participants a Nikon advertisement scheme with …Read More »
Loukanikos: Athens Riot Dog made it to BBC! (video)
Loukanikos, legendary riot dog and front-man at every protest rally is Athens has made it up to BBC! The UK broadcaster uploaded a footage of the blond four-legged protester in action. What else should the dog do except running, jumping and barking? BBC wrote on its page: One committed protester was at …Read More »
Loukanikos: Famous Athens Riot Dog gets “Indignant” (pcts)
You have to imagine the scene then its was such a turmoil that I could hardly shoot a good and clear picture (I have details like a bag, a shoe and a leg, a bus, all blur and hectic). It’s Tuesday, May 31, and crowds of people are gathering outside the …Read More »
Athens: Meeting H.M. Legendary Riot Dog, Loukanikos!
There can be no Athens protest without legendary riot dog Loukanikos. There we were standing yesterday, when a modest four-legged creature, with eyes down to earth, unaware about his world-wide fame passed by. With his neon-orange collar to avert ticks and attract humans. He sneaked purposefully by, between jeans and capri trousers, suits …Read More »
Loukanikos, Greece’s Famous Riot Dog, Makes a Rare Statement!
Loukanikos is a male dog with few words and lot of action. He is the dog who wouldn’t miss a protest rally in Athens, not matter how tear-gassy it is, no matter how many stones would fly around. Loukanikos ascended the throne of the breed “riot dogs and strays of Athens” …Read More »
Athens Mass Protests: Petrol Bombs, Tear Gas, Stun Grenades Sept 26/2012 – Live Blogging
Greece fevers with a massive 24-hour general strike as more than 30 trade unions participate in the anti-austerity mobilization organized by public and private sector unions ADEY and GSEE. The strike comes just days before the announcement of an additional austerity package of 11.5 billion euro and extra taxes of 2 …Read More »
Athens: Molotov & Tear Gas on Commemoration of Teenager Shot By Police (video, pcts)
Stones, Sticks, Molotov cocktails and tear gas turned downtown Athens into a battle-field on Thursday noon on the occasion of the commemoration of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, who was fatally shot by a policeman in 2008. Small groups of teenagers wearing hoods started to hurl stones and molotov cocktails against the …Read More »
Aris Messinis (AFP): Great War Photo Exhibition-Opening; Tonight-Nov 4/11-9 pm
How about an interesting Friday evening at a bar, getting to know a real war photo reporter and admire his works in the company of nice music? International news agency Agence France Presse (AFP), the Nikon and the I.P.P.O. Bar invite you to the opening of the photo exhibition of Aris …Read More »
Greek Riot Granny … Hurls Stone Against Police (Video)
After riot dog Loukanikos is new symbol arises out of Greek protests. The Riot Granny! An older woman walks in downtown Athens -probably last Thursday – and watches rioters hurling stones against a riot police squad. The youth shout to policemen something like “You work for 700 euro”. The senior …Read More »
Athens:Property Tax Voting & Protests – Live Blogging in English
While Greek members of the Parliament gathered to vote for the unpopular property tax, hundreds have gathered outside to protest the voting and the new austerity package that comes as a storm over their heads. “Indignant” Greeks and members of the civic “I Don’t Pay” movement have urged citizens to …Read More »
Athens: Police Fires Tear Gas and Beat “Indignant” Greeks (videos)
Protesters and riot police have been ‘playing’ cat and mouse for several hours at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens. Riot police beats protesters and fires tear gas, while the protesters withdraw and come back. Proto Thema newspaper underlines that the police made ‘extensive use of chemicals’ to prevent the protesters from …Read More »
“Grieving Dog” JACK: Leading Role in Film about Greek Pets & the Crisis (video)
Remember Jack? The elderly dog from Elefsina, who was grieving the brutal murder of his owners by criminal culprits? Exactly this Jack plays the leading role in a wonderful short film about the effects of the economic crisis on Greek pets! fter having recovered from the murder trauma in the arms of an experienced …Read More »