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. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garrido)
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Four freed Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially.The four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian have been housed in a four-bedroom house in Uruguay's capital since the government took them in after their release in December.As a humanitarian gesture, the men were invited to resettle in this poor South American country of 3.3 million people by President Jose Mujica, who has since left office. El Ouerghi said the men wanted to speak with the U.S. ambassador to Uruguay.The hotel tab had been being picked up by the government.Vazquez has said the U.S. government should help shoulder the burden of providing for the men.Asked about that Friday night, El Ouerghi said he was doubtful.
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