STEVE BANNON BACK AT BREITBART AFTER OUSTER FROM WHITE HOUSE: Chief political strategist Steve Bannon is out from President Donald Trump’s White House and back at the far-right news website that launched him to political prominence. Trump told two senior aides that he decided to let go Bannon, according to The New York Times. The chief strategist insists that he resigned Aug. 7, but his departure was delayed because of the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia. A White House official told CNN that Bannon was supposed to be fired two weeks ago along with former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus — but that Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, asked Trump to keep him.
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE BECAME TARGET FOR WHITE SUPREMACIST INTIMIDATION: The presence of hundreds of white nationalists and the loss of three lives last weekend have members of the synagogue confronting new levels of anxiety and resolve. Anti-Semitic vitriol and violence has been on the rise in the United States, according to the Anti-Defamation League and other organizations that monitor hate groups. But the dynamic in Charlottesville showed an intensity of bigotry rarely seen out in the open. Writing for the website of the Union of Reform Judaism, Beth Israel President Alan Zimmerman said Nazi websites had called for the temple to be burned. "Fortunately, it was just talk - but we had already deemed such an attack within the realm of possibilities, taking the precautionary step of removing our Torahs, including a Holocaust scroll, from the premises," he wrote. Beth Israel hired an armed security guard for the first time last Saturday, and plans to increase security, according to the congregation's Facebook page.
NEO-NAZIS TO RALLY IN BERLIN, UNDER STRICT CONTROLS BY POLICE: Some 500 far-right extremists are staging a march in Berlin in honor of the 30th anniversary of the death of top Nazi Rudolf Hess. About 500 counter-demonstrators gathered nearby the Saturday parade in the Spandau district, separated by hundreds of heavily armored police. Berlin police spokesman Carsten Mueller told The Associated Press that authorities have imposed a number of restrictions on Saturday's march to ensure it passes peacefully. Police have told organizers they can march, but they're not allowed to glorify Hess, who died at Spandau prison. The neo-Nazis are allowed to bring banners: but only one for every 50 participants.
NC MAN PEPPER SPRAYS CONFEDERATE RE-ENACTORS DURING PARADE: Police say a man pepper-sprayed Confederate re-enactors in North Carolina during a reunion parade. News outlets quote police as saying that 56-year-old Karl Smith of Morganton has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney. Authorities say he assaulted the re-enactors Thursday afternoon during the 2017 Soldiers Reunion parade in Newton, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of Charlotte. According to a police report, Smith sprayed the re-enactors when they stopped to fire their weapons. Police seized a small canister of pepper spray and a .38-caliber revolver for which Smith had a concealed-weapon permit. The re-enactors were treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene.
ONE MAN ARRESTED DURING PEACEFUL DURHAM PROTEST, KLAN DID NOT SHOW UP: While the day ended with one arrest, police said Friday's demonstrations in downtown Durham ended peacefully and with no injuries. Hundreds chanted and marched in response to a rumored Ku Klux Klan rally at the site of the statue of a confederate soldier that was damaged Monday. For hours, streets and businesses were closed, and officials said to avoid the downtown area. Activists flooded the streets chanting: "No hate, No KKK, no racist USA." Protester Brandon Ruffin said in today's world, he refuses to stay silent. "It's emotional to see history repeat itself in a bad manner," Ruffin said. "That is the emotional part about it." Many protesters arrived expecting a white supremacist demonstration at the confederate monument site. But that demonstration never materialized.