|Protester standing on Vatican dome|
(Scroll down for video) Perhaps for the first time in history, a businessman managed to hold a protest on top of the Vatican dome, according to video uploaded to the Internet.
An Italian businessman perched perilously close to the top of the 130 meter dome at the St. Peter's Basilica, for a second day on Wednesday, after climbing to protest against government austerity measures.
"I love life so much that I'm willing to take the risk. If the Italian government wants to kill people that is very good, but they have to do it in front of millions of people," Mr. Marcelo Di Finizio said about his protest.
Crowds of tourists, onlookers and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, fought for a view of the challenged Mr. Di Finizio, who came into view, while Pope Benedict XVI's general audience celebrated the thousands of faithful.
Mr. Di Finizio, owner of a beach resort, managed to slip on the rails surrounding the dome on Tuesday, to gasps from tourists around, before lowering himself with a rope to a ledge.