Venezuelans protest closure of opposition TV

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May 28, 2007 07:19

 
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Venezuela's oldest private television station went off the air at midnight Sunday as thousands banged on pots and pans in protest against President Hugo Chavez's decision not to renew the license of the opposition-aligned channel. Fireworks exploded across Caracas as crowds of Chavez's supporters celebrated the expiration of Radio Caracas Television's license and the birth of a new public service station created to replace it.

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