In anticipation of the Italian election results, which is due later on Sunday and overnight, activist fireworks erupted when former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi arrived to cast his vote in today's Italian election, at which point a topless FEMEN protester jumped on a table shouting "Berlusconi, you've expired."

An activist from Femen shouts against Silvio Berlusconi

Footage posted online by Ruptly showed Berlusconi arriving at the polls in Milan amid a sea of journalists. As he smiles at the cameras, he is startled by a topless girl with “Berlusconi, your time has run out" scrawled across her chest, and “FEMEN” written on her back.

Photographers in the room then scrambled for position amid the sheer chaos.

Everyone immediately started taking pictures

After he spent a few seconds admiring the view, Berlusconi was quickly escorted out as the woman continues to shout the slogan "Berlusconi, you've expired" The cameras then turned to the protester, who is eventually dragged away.

Berlusconi smiling
Berlusconi leaving

It's not the first time the 81-year old has been confronted by bare-chested protesters from the movement. The same thing happened in 2013, when three FEMEN activists approached him in a similar way, according to Italian news outlet Rai.

Founded in Ukraine in 2008, the FEMEN movement has become known for its topless public stunts against religious, government and other public institutions. It fled Ukraine in 2013, citing fears for the "lives and freedom" of its members, and has since branched out to a number of other countries, with its main headquarters now located in Paris.

As for the Italian election, while the centre-right coalition has capitalized on anti-migrant sentiment in recent polls, analysts predict the likeliest outcome is a hung parliament. More than 46 million Italians were eligible to vote from 7am to 11pm, including Italians abroad who already posted ballots.