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Man appears in court after alleged 'racist remarks' at MSP

A man has appeared in court charged with alleged racially aggravated harassment of a Scottish Government minister.

Humza Yousaf, Scotland's Minister for External Affairs and International Development, was allegedly verbally abused in Glasgow city centre at around 4.45pm last Friday.

The alleged incident happened when the politician, an SNP MSP for Glasgow, was selling the Big Issue outside Queen Street station to raise awareness of homelessness as part of International Street Paper Vendor Week.

Christopher Chisholm, 30, was charged with racially aggravated harassment when he appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

He made no plea or declaration and was committed for further examination.

Chisholm was released on bail.

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