NICOLA STURGEON branded hecklers who confronted her outside a polling station as "racists and fascists". 

She was met by former Britain First member Jayda Fransen, who was convicted on three counts of religiously aggravated harassment in 2018 and an unidentified man who filmed the altercation at Lorne Street Primary School.

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Fransen asked the First Minister if she would apologise for "mass immigration" and "Marxism".

The man filming shouted at Sturgeon: "You're a fascist, you're allowing women to be raped in Govanhill and you say nothing about it.

"I'm a proud Scotsman and I don't like my country being turned into another country by you."

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Sturgeon said to Fransen, who contended the SNP First Minister's Glasgow Southside seat: "You're a fascist, you're a racist and the people of the South Side will reject you."

SNP activists followed Sturgeon as she walked away from Fransen, who was sentenced to 36 weeks in prison for approaching an address she believed to belong to a Muslim defendant on a rape trial. 

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Earlier today, the SNP leader visited Annette Street Primary School in Govanhill - part of her Glasgow Southside constituency - along with Roza Salih, who is the lead SNP candidate on the Glasgow regional list.

Ms Salih will become the first former refugee to be elected to Holyrood if she wins a seat, with this year's poll being the first in which people with refugee status are entitled to vote.

At the polling station, Sturgeon and Ms Salih met three Syrian Scots who have lived in Scotland for eight years - 63-year-old Adnan Abdulbaki, and Iqbal Abdulbaki and Abdulruhman Abdulbaki, both 20 - as they prepared to cast their vote.

Sturgeon said it is "great we've got everybody who lives here able to vote", saying it is an "exciting" and "special thing to do", to which they agreed.