07 Oct '11, 3am

Whenever there's a demonstration in Athens, Sausage the riot dog is there, always taking the side of the protesters

Whenever there's a demonstration in Athens, Sausage the riot dog is there, always taking the side of the protesters

Sausage, a stray dog, barks at a group of riot policemen who are struggling to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a demonstration in Athens on Oct 5, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ATHENS (REUTERS) - There he is, yelping with delight as the youths start hurling chunks of paving stones, barking his admonition at a cordon of cops fending off petrol bombs, sneezing as he scampers through the tear gas. Meet Sausage the riot dog, an amiable ginger mongrel resident of Syntagma Square in central Athens, who doesn't mind if you show up for a day of mayhem as long as he can join in. Whenever there's a demonstration, Sausage is there, always taking the side of the protesters and cheerfully lending a sense of comic relief to the occasionally violent proceedings. It's made him a local celebrity. He's appeared on the front of just about every newspaper in Greece and wagged his ta...

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