Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appeared in a YouTube video early Wednesday, his first appearance since being placed on house arrest even though he's not allowed to be on camera.
In the video, Lopez urged Venezuelans to continue protesting on the streets. He also pointed out that Venezuela is facing a "clear and imminent threat" to its democracy.
Speaking on camera is considered a violation of his house arrest, which can now be revoked. President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't spoken about that yet.
Lopez was granted house arrest earlier this month. The 46-year-old former Caracas-area mayor was sentenced in 2015 to nearly 14 years in prison after being convicted of inciting violence during anti-government protests in which three people died and dozens were wounded.