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Saturday 29 August 2015

Man stages St Peter's dome protest

Published 03/10/2012

A banner hangs from a window of St Peter's dome in protest over Italian premier Mario Monti (AP)
A banner hangs from a window of St Peter's dome in protest over Italian premier Mario Monti (AP)

An Italian man has eluded Vatican security and scaled the 420ft high dome of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to protest over Italian government and European Union policies.

Officials said the man, who identified himself as the owner of a beach resort, refused appeals from government ministers offering to meet him if he would come down.

He put up a banner saying "Help! Enough Monti!", referring to Italian Premier Mario Monti, who has been implementing tough austerity measures and economic reforms to bring down Italy's debt and deficit and spur growth.

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