Police arrest a climate demonstrator on Whitehall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming.

Determined activists glued themselves to the British government's Department of Transport building as police working to keep streets clear appealed to protesters to move to Trafalgar Square.

Cities in Australia, elsewhere in Europe and other parts of the world also had climate change protests for a second day.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Monday to the protesters to stop blocking London's streets. He called the activists "uncooperative crusties" who should abandon their "hemp-smelling bivouacs."

Mike Gumn, 33, a National Health Service manager with two children, said he used a day of annual leave so he could attend the demonstration. Gumn, of Bristol, took umbrage at Johnson's characterization of climate change activists as "hippies."

"I want to make a statement that (the activists) are all different sorts of people from all different walks of life, not just people you would call hippies," he said.

Police arrested 152 people on Monday, taking the two-day total to 471.

Disruption continued in other major cities in Europe. Activists set up tents in Paris, occupying a major square and blocking traffic along a bridge near city hall.

"We'll stay here until the end and if they must remove us by carrying us out, moving us out or using teargas, we will be here, we will remain united, non-violent," said Clement Schneider, 26, from Fribourg, Switzerland.

"And this will only reinforce, I hope, our commitment for the coming protests."

In Brisbane, Australia, protesters chained themselves to intersections in the city center and three people locked themselves onto barrels filled with concrete. A protester hanging from a harness beneath Brisbane's Story Bridge and brandishing "climate emergency" flags was taken into police custody and charged with unregulated high-risk activity.

Queensland police confirmed 29 people - ranging in age from 19 to 75 - were arrested in the city, and six others were arrested in Sydney after lying in a downtown street intersection.

More than 100 protesters dressed as bees at Sydney's Hyde Park to highlight their claim that insects are under threat due to the impact of humans on the environment.

Some activists camped at Melbourne's Carlton Gardens overnight before marching to a street corner locked down by more than 100 protesters in inclement weather. Police arrested 59 people for blocking an intersection.

"I don't know that shutting the city down necessarily wins you many friends," Victoria premier Daniel Andrews said.

In Perth, about 50 protesters converged outside the offices of The West Australian, the city's daily newspaper. The front page of Tuesday's paper was left intentionally blank for protesters to use as a placard.

Founded in Britain last year, Extinction Rebellion has chapters in some 50 countries and wants to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2025.

On Monday, activists with the movement stopped traffic in European cities and smeared themselves and emblems of Wall Street in fake blood and lay in New York streets.

In Berlin, 300 people blocked Potsdamer Platz, placing couches, tables, chairs and flowerpots on the road. They earlier set up a tent camp outside German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office out of dissatisfaction with her government's climate policy.

Merkel's chief of staff, Helge Braun, criticized the group's tactics.

"We all share an interest in climate protection, and the Paris climate targets are our standard in this," he told ZDF television. "If you demonstrate against or for that, that is OK. But if you announce dangerous interventions in road traffic or things like this, of course that is just not on."

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Lavalette reported from Perth; Sylvie Corbet and Jeff Schaeffer contributed from Paris.

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Climate demonstrators dance in front of police officers near Parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Extinction Rebellion climate change demonstrators block a road with a hearse where Trafalgar Square joins Whitehall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Police arrest a climate demonstrator on Whitehall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A man walks out of the Home office past climate change protesters on the second day of ongoing protests in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Climate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. In a series of protests also including Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, protestors are demanding much more urgent action against climate change. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Climate change protesters stand in line outside the Home Office in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A commuter cycles past climate change protesters at Horseguards in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A climate change protester is carried off by police after being extracted from underneath a lorry outside the Home Office in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.  Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Climate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. In a series of protests also including Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, protestors are demanding much more urgent action against climate change. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Climate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. In a series of protests also including Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, protestors are demanding much more urgent action against climate change. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Tents put up by Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters sit blocking the road on Whitehall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
An Aboriginal man lights a fire for an indigenous ceremony as climate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. In a series of protests also including Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, protestors are demanding much more urgent action against climate change. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
A woman holds a placard as climate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. In a series of protests also including Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, protestors are demanding much more urgent action against climate change. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
A commuter cycles past a climate change road block on the second day of ongoing protests in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.  Some protesters have set up tented villages that are disrupting normal movement of the city. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A climate change protester holds up his banner on Whitehall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A Climate change protester sips her drink after getting out of her tent on Whitehall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Some protesters have set up a tented village, disrupting the usual traffic in central London. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Extinction Rebellion climate change demonstrators block a road with a hearse where Trafalgar Square joins Whitehall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Green costumed Extinction Rebellion climate change demonstrators walk together in silent protest on Millbank in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Extinction Rebellion climate change demonstrators stand by young trees in pots they placed opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Climate change protesters play their drums at the rear of Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Climate change protesters play their drums at the rear of Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
An Extinction Rebellion climate change protester is carried away by police after laying down and blocking the road on Millbank in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A protestor carries a pretend skeleton near Parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters dance to music as they block a street at the bottom of Trafalgar Square in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters demonstrate backdropped by the front gates of Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Climate demonstrators pass Brexit banners and flags outside Parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. The British government said Tuesday that the chances of a Brexit deal with the European Union were fading fast, as the two sides remained unwilling to shift from their entrenched positions. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A demonstrator is arrested by police officers during in a climate protest near Parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A Climate change protester has a drink watches by two policemen in Whitehall on the second day of ongoing protests in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Police are reporting they have arrested more than 300 people at the start of two weeks of protests as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)