An imprisoned former police commissioner has gone on a hunger strike for freedom.
Ruling Socialist Party legislators voted to ask the state prosecutor to investigate Maria Corina Machado.
Protesters are demanding political change and an end to high inflation and crime rates.
Activists blamed armed government supporters for shooting a student near his home in Valencia City.
A journalist says the whistleblower hasn't given a clear sign of when he will travel.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered asylum to former the US intelligence contractor.