Police response to KKK rally cost Charlottesville about $33K

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville spent nearly $33,000 on the police response to a Ku Klux Klan rally last month.

About 50 members of the Loyal White Knights came to Charlottesville on July 8 to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They were met by more than 1,000 protesters condemning the rally.

Officials tell local news media outlets that the response cost the Charlottesville Police Department about $32,835.

The city says the total includes more than $23,000 in personnel costs, including nearly $16,300 in overtime for Charlottesville police officers. Money was also spent on things like food, gas masks and helmets.

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