Sheffield tree campaigners have marked the first day of an injunction against them with a protest outside a highways depot.
A group gathered outside Olive Grove in Heeley, where Amey's tree crews are based, early this morning to demonstrate their continued opposition to the felling of healthy trees.
Many wore costumes, including wigs and dressing gowns, along with masks of city councillor Bryan Lodge and environment secretary Michael Gove.
Some had signs saying 'persons unknown' - a reference to the injunction granted by a High Court judge that puts anyone protesting inside safety barriers around trees in contempt of court.
Police turned up to monitor the protest at about 10am after reports that campaigners were stopping vehicles from leaving.
A council spokesman suggested this was 'direct action' being taken despite the injunction ruling, and legal advice was being taken.
But Rebecca Hammond, co-chairman of Sheffield Tree Action Groups, or Stag, said that was not the case and the event had been a peaceful protest.
Mrs Hammond said this week that the campaign would focus on 'set piece' demonstrations rather than direct action to raise awareness of the issue.