Tree dwellers maintain their perch in Brazil

Pair facing eviction from trees say life with the birds is safer than life in a shelter.

    Two men who've spent years living in trees next to a highway in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have been ordered to leave.

    Officials told the men to move into a homeless shelter, but the pair have made the trees their home and say it’s safer and more peaceful than sleeping in a shelter or on the streets.

    In a city with a houseless population of 15,000, city social workers say living in a tree sets a bad precedent and violates city code.

    Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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