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Sausage, Greece's "protest dog", dies of heart attack

Oct 10, 2014    

ATHENS (Reuters) - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday. The stray dog, called "Loukanikos" in Greek, became a media sensation and public darling in 2011 by regularly showing up on the side of demonstrators and yelping at police amid the chaos of teargas and flying petrol bombs. He was named runner up for Time Magazine's "Animal of the Year" in 2011, only beaten to the top spot by the army dog that a...

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