A mystery dog has been turning up at every major demonstration in Athens going back to 2008. As you can see in the video below, he looks healthy, happy, and in control of the situation. He even has his own Facebook page.
"I've seen him many times on TV," wrote one admiring blogger. "He doesn't seem to get scared of tear gas, explosions, petrol bombs and people screaming all over. He actually seems to enjoy himself a lot!" Source
There is disagreement over whether the dog is named Kanellos or Louk or Theodorus. He remains a dog of mystery, but he does seem to be taking the side of the rioters.
If Riot Dog had two more heads, we might think he is the incarnation of Cerberus, the dog from Greek mythology who guarded the gates of Hades and let no one leave. Hm...
He is certainly a brave little dog, showing up without a gas mask, body armor, Molotov cocktail, club, or even a rock to throw. It isn’t clear whether he is a true anarchist with strong ideological beliefs or if he just thinks his pack is just having a fun party.