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Man protests on Vatican dome as Pope delivers general audience

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 - 00:48

Oct. 3 - A man holding a roof-top demonstration on the Vatican dome continues his protest as the Pope speaks in St. Peter's square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Pope Benedict held his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday despite the presence of a protester on the dome of St. Peter's basilica. Clinging to a ledge some 450 feet above the pontiff, Marcello Di Finizio, continued his protest against Italian prime minister Mario Monti and the European Union. He has attached a banner to the front of the Vatican which reads: "Help! Enough Monti, Enough Europe! Enough Multinationals!". Friends say Di Finizio, who owns a beach bar, is protesting against a European Union directive and Italian government plan that will see licences to operate patches of seafront auctioned off transparently from 2016.

Man protests on Vatican dome as Pope delivers general audience

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 - 00:48

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