Stray Dog Sides With Greek Protesters

Photogenic 'Kanellos'—or perhaps 'Louk'—goes where the action is
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2010 6:15 PM CDT
A stray dog naps as laid-off airline workers rallying on a street in central Athens block access to the Finance Ministry's General Accounting Office, March 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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(Newser) – You weren't imagining things when you saw a dog trotting around downtown Athens this week as riots raged around him. The tawny shorthaired mutt has turned up in a surprising number of images over the past couple of years, reports the Guardian, which IDs the dog as Kanellos. But Gawker tracks down a Reddit commenter who says his name is Louk, "and this dog is very famous and everybody feeds and loves this animal." To see the Guardian's slideshow, click here.

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