Sunday 19 August 2018

In Video: Silvio Berlusconi greeted by topless protester as he prepares to vote

The former prime minister’s political movement could return to power after Sunday’s Italian election.

A topless Femen activist protests at a polling station where Silvio Berlusconi was voting (Antonio Calanni/PA)
A topless Femen activist protests at a polling station where Silvio Berlusconi was voting (Antonio Calanni/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

A topless women’s movement activist disrupted polling in Italy’s national election while former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was casting his ballot.

The Femen activist, who had the words “Berlusconi, you’ve expired” written in black marker on her topless torso, jumped on to the table at the Milan polling station as Mr Berlusconi was voting.

Photographers in the room to shoot the scene jostled for position amid the chaos.

Mr Berlusconi was escorted out but later returned to vote.

Press Association

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