Four former Guantánamo 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 Guantánamo.