Protester on St. Peter's Basilica Gives Up

Spent 24 hours on dome protesting government reform


An Italian man has given up his protest atop the St. Peter's Basilica after more than 24 hours perched on the 130-meter (426-foot) high dome to demonstrate against government reforms.

Two firefighters helped pull Marcello De Finizio inside the basilica on Wednesday evening, a full day after he eluded Vatican security to scale the dome.