Uruguay Guantanamo Detainees
Three freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, who were resettled in Uruguay, pray during their protest outside the U.S. embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday...
Three freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, who were resettled in Uruguay, pray during their protest outside the U.S. embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, April 24, 2015. From left are Omar Abdelahdi Faraj and Ali Husain Shaaban, both of Syria, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia. The men are protesting after they were asked to leave a hotel where some stayed periodically, and demand Washington help them financially. They say the house where they were initially resettled didn't have enough space for all of them. The men spent 12 years at the U.S. military prison but were never charged and released after officials determined they were no longer a threat. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garrido) URUGUAY OUT - NO PUBLICAR EN URUGUAY
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners are protesting for a second day in Uruguay demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in the South American country.
The men began their protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo on Friday and say they slept there through the night. They insist they will stay until they have met with the U.S. ambassador.
Former detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi says: "We'll be here until Monday. We are not leaving until with speak with the ambassador."
U.S. officials have not responded to requests for comment.
The four men and two others came to Uruguay in December after U.S. authorities freed them from Guantanamo.