Greek army and police prepare for street battles
A dog called Loukanikos has become famous after appearing at all the major Athens protests (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)
Codenamed Nemesis, it makes provision for troops to patrol large cities if there is widespread and prolonged public disorder.
Details of the plan emerged as polls showed the “yes” and “no” camps neck and neck.
But many voters — asked to give their verdict on a bailout agreement rejected by the government and since withdrawn by creditors — were undecided or confused about what they were voting for: the question on the ballot paper is complicated and runs to 74 words.
The Greek army has long avoided involvement in politics, but deployment of troops to contain unrest is extremely sensitive in a country with a history of military coups.
Several ministers in Alexis Tsipras’s leftist government, some of them former communists,