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The Latest: Venezuela ombudsman's son makes protest video

  • An opponent of President Nicolas Maduro aims his slingshot during protests as security forces block protesters from reaching the national ombudsman office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have flooded the streets over the last month to demand an end to Maduro's presidency. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    An opponent of President Nicolas Maduro aims his slingshot during protests as security forces block protesters from reaching the national ombudsman office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have flooded the streets over the last month to demand an end to Maduro's presidency. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)  (The Associated Press)

  • People sing Venezuela's national anthem during a session of the Venezuelan National Assembly at a sports park in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Opposition lawmakers payed homage to the latest victim of Venezuela's unrest, Juan Pablo Pernalete, who was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a canister of tear gas fired by security forces. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    People sing Venezuela's national anthem during a session of the Venezuelan National Assembly at a sports park in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Opposition lawmakers payed homage to the latest victim of Venezuela's unrest, Juan Pablo Pernalete, who was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a canister of tear gas fired by security forces. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)  (The Associated Press)

  • President Donald Trump shakes hands with Argentine President Mauricio Macri outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017, following Macri's visit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with Argentine President Mauricio Macri outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017, following Macri's visit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

The son of the top Venezuelan human rights official is speaking out against police repression of protesters and calling on his father to step in to prevent further bloodshed.

Yibram Saab says in an online video that he experienced police repression during an anti-government a protest Wednesday. Reading prepared remarks he asked his father to show bravery and help restore the constitutional order broken by the Supreme Court's decision to gut the opposition-controlled congress' last vestiges of power.

Ombudsman Tarek William Saab has the power to initiate impeachment investigations against high-court magistrates. But he's shown staunch support for Maduro.

In the video, the younger Saab says: "Dad, you have the power to put an end to the injustice."