A spokesman for the group said: "Two Lewes residents even glued their hands and feet to the road, making it more hard to remove them".
"From tiny acorns, big movements spring".
Later Tuesday, images on local television showed members of the group gathered in a downtown square to highlight the one-year anniversary of a United Nations climate change panel's report on the impacts of global warming.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has called them "unco-operative crusties".
Claudia Fisher, 57, from Brighton, said: "We are a little bit crusty, I'll put my hands up to it, after a night sleeping out on the grounds of Whitehall, but we're not unco-operative".
"Don't forget we grew up in the country, we grew up on Exmoor, nature is in our blood". "People have been saying to me, it doesn't make a difference having a celebrity joining the protests. If you listen to what he said on the steps of Downing Street that very first day, he ended with an appeal for movement on the environment and animal welfare, and that is a very, very good sign".
For the next two weeks XR - which has posted details and maps of its planned disruptions in advance - intends to cripple the capital with 148 protesters arrested already since the protests began at 7am today. "Why should we follow the rules, when lawmakers are ignoring the climate crisis?"
So, we're here to really like push home this is an emergency. "So we're here again, and we're going to stay here until they actually do something", she told CBS News.
"I don't know that shutting the city down necessarily wins you many friends", Victoria premier Daniel Andrews said.
In London, police arrested 276 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city centre, and glued themselves to cars, while protesters in Berlin halted traffic at the Victory Column roundabout.
Extinction Rebellion launched in 2018 and staged similar protests in London in April this year.
The Met Police confirmed they've made 471 XR arrests to this level this week, with protesters gluing themselves to authorities structures and lying under automobiles in the aspect dual carriageway.
Extinction Rebellion, a decentralized, non-hierarchical environmental action group born in the United Kingdom, is different from Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future movement in a few notable ways.
It follows a letter from Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick after August's protests.
The environmental group have set up temporary camps at many iconic sites in London, protesting British MPs' lack of action in tackling climate change.