The KKK rally in Charlottesville was outnumbered by counterprotesters

( CNN) A Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, selected about 50 Klan members and backers Saturday — and several hundred counterprotesters, governments said.

Members of the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan — some outfit Klan dresses and carrying Confederate signals — arrived in midday to protest the city’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a ballpark, one of several steps the city is taking to reduce its number of Confederate monuments.