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Man to stand trial over alleged racial abuse of Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf MSP Image copyright Scottish Parliament
Image caption Humza Yousaf MSP

A man will stand trial next year for allegedly making racist remarks to Humza Yousaf MSP.

Christopher Chisholm, 31, is accused of acting in a racially aggravated manner towards the SNP politician.

It is alleged that Mr Chisholm, from Gartcosh, shouted and made racist remarks on 7 February outside Queen Street station.

A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf at Glasgow Sheriff Court and a trial was set for May next year.

Mr Yousaf, 29, was elected in 2011 as a SNP member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow.

Since September 2012, he has been Minister for External Affairs and International Development.

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