Protests demanding a halt to the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain have entered their second week, with no sign of abating.
Construction of the $US1.4 billion project was due to begin a week ago.
The mountain is considered sacred to many Native Hawaiians, who say their culture has been trampled by decades of operations there.
Organisers believe about 2,000 people are blocking the mountain's access road, where a makeshift camp has been created.
The protests have spread across the state, with gatherings in other centres, including on Maui and in Honolulu, drawing crowds of hundreds.