Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) cameras placed by Transport for London (TfL) have been covered up with bags and boxes as opponents protest. 

The protests come as around 2,570 Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are being placed across London ahead of the ULEZ expansion on August 29. 

The expansion will see all of Greater London covered and will mean that anyone who drives a vehicle that does not meet emission standards will have to pay £12.50 a day to drive in the zone. 

Currently, there are more than 300 cameras that have already been installed across outer London boroughs. 

But many that live in the outer boroughs are not happy with the expansion and have begun to take matters into their own hands. 

Pictures on social media show that ULEZ cameras are being covered up with boxes and bags. 

Public protest against the ULEZ expansion as cameras covered

One post to social media showed a camera covered with a cardboard box with the words "stop electing idiots" written. 

Whilst another showed a ULEZ camera covered up by a Sainsbury's shopping bag. 

As one person who shared the covered cameras on social media wrote: "Absolutely love that locals in London have covered the money grabbing ULEZ cameras with cardboard boxes and bags for life.”

But not everyone agrees with the protests as another user wrote: "Who wants to live in a city full of dirty air?”

Previously a TfL spokesperson had shared that removing any obstruction to the cameras has become a regular part of maintenance. 

Recent pictures showed that ULEZ cameras near Heathrow had their wires cut whilst another four were vandalised earlier this month.