Chavez opponents demand return of Venezuelan TV station

Opponents of President Hugo Chavez are marching to demand the return of an opposition-sided television station that was booted off public airwaves this week last year. Many are still upset by Chavez's decision not to renew the broadcast license of Radio Caracas Television, or RCTV, which had been critical of his government. Chavez replaced the network with a state-run channel that regularly transmits pro-government propaganda. RCTV now only airs on cable. Several thousand people marched through Venezuela's capital Sunday, shouting anti-Chavez slogans and demanding that RCTV's broadcast license be returned. Chavez had repeatedly accused RCTV of violating broadcasting laws and inciting a failed coup in 2002. RCTV executives have denied any wrongdoing