Oct 03, 2012 04:15 PM EDT | O'Jay Burgess
VATICAN CITY- A protester identified as Marcello De Finizio has climbed St. Peter's Bascilica and has been there for three days according to Italian media.
De Finizio a restaurant owner from Trieste mounted the towering cultural landmark in the Roman city holding a sign that said.
"Help! Enough Monti," the ploy was aimed at trying to get the attention President Mario Monti, the man in charge of Italy's economic reforms.
Italy is facing growing pressure from the European Union (EU) to slash deficits and curb nationwide debt.
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De Finizio told Italy's Sky 24, "I am not a crazy man who wants to kill himself. So far there have been only promises, they have been only cuts."
This protest by De Finizio comes as a responds to the Italian government deficit cuts along the Italian coast where he does business. It would see a limit placed on the length licenses and the auctioning off of existing properties.
These cuts were made so Italy could be in accordance with the guidelines set by the European Union when it comes to the sector.
According to Sky 24, during the night Finizio has had long telephone conversations with officials.
"I have spoken by phone with some ministers, but I won't get down to receive only a pat on the back and a kick in the behind, like always" said De Finizio.
De Finizio has urged the Italian to meet with businesses owners of beach side properties to discuss the reform and what it would mean for the owners.
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