Venezuela: Students protest removal of anti-Chavez channel

Thousands of universitystudents protested against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez again Tuesday,accusing the socialist leader of forcing an opposition-allied TVchannel off cable and satellite as a means of silencing his critics.

Themarch by some 3,000 people was peaceful, unlike protests in severalcities Monday that escalated into clashes among anti-Chavez factions,the president's supporters and police, leaving two youths dead in awestern state.

Demonstrators marched on Tuesday from Caracas'central plaza to the headquarters of the leading government-runtelevision channel, where they condemned the removal of Radio CaracasTelevision Internacional, or RCTV, and accused state media of biasedreporting.

"Tell the truth," student leader Roderick Navarro toldthe channel's representatives. "We don't want this media outlet tocontinue dividing the people."