A coalition of labor, student and civil rights groups has announced plans for a counter-demonstration against a Ku Klux Klan faction that received a permit to march on the Capitol Sunday.

The Klan has not held a rally in Washington since November 1982. That demonstration also was met with a counter-demonstration, after which hundreds of protesters, angered at being denied a chance to confront the Klan directly, hurled rocks and bottles at police and smashed downtown store windows.

On Sunday afternoon, the Klan group plans to march from the Washington Monument grounds along Constitution Avenue to a rally at the Capitol. The leader of the Klan faction has told federal authorities he expects up to 250 people.

The coalition of counter-demonstators, spearheaded by an activist group called the All Peoples Congress, said it will hold its rallies on the Washington Monument grounds and near the Capitol Reflecting Pool. The organizers have told the National Park Service they expect 200 people at each site.

Police agencies are not talking about the measures that will be taken to avoid a repeat of the 1982 violence, but one city official gave some indication of the precautions that will be in place Sunday.

"Vendors are being notified not to sell glass containers, and construction sites in the area are being notified to have their areas cleaned up," said Sam Jordan, deputy director of the Mayor's Office of Emergency Preparedness and coordinator of special events.

Jordan also has asked several men who regularly work with youth through D.C. Department of Recreation programs to be on hand and try to calm tempers and keep teens out of trouble.

Virgil Griffin of Mount Holly, N.C., the founder of the Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the faction that is planning the march, said he has spoken almost nightly with police in preparations for the Washington gathering.

Griffin said the Klan plans a peaceful march and rally and that any violence by counter-demonstrators would play into the hands of the Klan.

"It proves that they're the ones that are violent. Not us," he said.

The All Peoples Congress said in a statement yesterday that "it is the intention of the APC to hold a disciplined and orderly" protest.

And a spokeswoman for the congress, Sahu Barron, accused police of "preparing for an aggressive, even hostile confrontation with anti-Klan protesters." D.C. police said they routinely gather information about groups planning protests in Washington for security purposes.

Mira Boland of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League said both groups of demonstrators could benefit from a violent confrontation.

"Their membership is down sharply," she said of the Klan group. "This is an effort to make up numbers. But it's also an effort to compete with other Klans." Boland estimated the faction's membership at 50 people.

The All Peoples Congress and several of the other groups participating in the counter-demonstration have defended confrontational tactics in the past, said Boland, who has tracked the groups for several years.

"They feed off each other," she said of the Klan and several of the counter-demonstration groups.

"It appears that many of the individuals involved in the counter-demonstration are associated with those who sparked the confrontation with police in 1982," Boland said.

In that incident, 12 police officers were injured and tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise was destroyed or stolen when counter-demonstrators and bystanders reacted violently to efforts by police to separate members of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan -- a different Klan group -- from demonstrators.

For security reasons, police decided at the last minute not to allow the 35 Klan members to march from the Capitol to Lafayette Square, and drove them in a bus to the square, where officers formed an impenetrable phalanx around them.

"The youth cursed the police and tried to break through the lines," said Rick Sowell, a member of Operating Services Assisting Youth, who saw much of the 1982 melee. Police protected the Klan rally.

When the crowds began throwing rocks and bottles, the police responded with tear gas. At least 38 people were arrested and dozens injured. At least 23 businesses, most of them in the vicinity of McPherson Square, incurred damages.

"The provocation of violence is something they {the Klan} want," said Robert W. Branch, spokesman for the Action Coalition for Healing, Hope and Unity, a group of civic and clerical leaders that considered but rejected a plan for a counter-demonstration. "It's a sick kind of thinking, but the counter-demonstrators will prove their point."