Protester Scales St. Peter’s Dome

Fed up with austerity, Italian restaurateur Marcello di Finizio is staging one of the most spectacular protests yet against backbreaking budget cuts. The 46-year-old climbed to the top of St. Peter’s dome with regular tourists and then jumped the railing and slid down to a ledge from which he hung a banner directed at Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti: “Help!!! Enough Monti. Enough Europe, Enough multinationals. You are killing us all. Development??? This is simply social butchery.”