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Extinction Rebellion climate activists staged sit-down protests in central London for a second day, with dozens arrested after they blocked two bridges to demand an end to the fossil fuel economy. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Speakers’ Corner at Hyde Park on Sunday morning before marching into the city centre and “occupying” both Lambeth and Vauxhall bridges, major traffic arteries across the Thames where they prevented vehicles from crossing. Crowds sat in the middle of the road, waving multi-coloured flags bearing the group’s “extinction” symbol and placards that read “there is no planet B” and “we want to live.” After several hours, police cleared first Lambeth and then Vauxhall Bridge, saying 38 arrests were made in the process. Police physically removed the last of the activists, a number of whom were taken away in police vans. The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter on Sunday evening: “Both demonstrations within the Vauxhall …