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Man protests on Vatican dome as Pope delivers general audience

Wednesday, October 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.

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Man protests on Vatican dome as Pope delivers general audience

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 00:48