18 Dec '11, 12pm

Greek protest dog gets accolade in Time magazine

Greek protest dog gets accolade in Time magazine

Loukanikos or 'sausage' barks at Greek riot police in central Athens on Dec 8, 2010. -- PHOTO: AFP ATHENS (AFP) - An Athens stray dog who has become an unofficial mascot of city protests and an online sensation this week reaped another accolade by featuring in Time magazine's Person Of The Year issue. Sable-furred Loukanikos - 'sausage' in Greek - was granted his own photo gallery in the magazine's annual honours which this year were dedicated to protesters in the Arab world, the crisis-hit EU, the United States and Russia. Widely known on the Internet as the Greek capital's 'riot dog,' the central Syntagma Square canine already has his own Facebook page with over 24,000 approval hits. The Greek capital has many stray dogs and several are drawn to the noisy street protests that have been a fixture of social life even before the country was hit by a crippling debt crisis in...

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