Joe Biden’s Win Sparks Wild Celebrations in NYC and Other American Cities

Credit: A. Papapostolou/Greek Reporter

The announcement that Democrat Joe Biden has won the presidential election sparked spontaneous street celebrations around the country on Saturday.

Within minutes of the race being called a cheering crowd descended on New York City’s Times Square. The sounds of car horns, people banging pots and pans, cheers and applause were heard.

Credit: A. Papapostolou/Greek Reporter
Credit: A. Papapostolou/Greek Reporter

Crowds also gather at Grand Army Plaza, Columbus Circle, Washington Square Park, but thousands also flooded neighborhood streets to join in collective celebration.

Credit: A. Papapostolou/Greek Reporter
Credit: A. Papapostolou/Greek Reporter
Credit: A. Papapostolou/Greek Reporter

In Washington D.C. a crowd at Black Lives Matter plaza outside the White House erupted in cheers. Chants of “USA” and “This is what democracy looks like” broke out as one woman popped a bottle of champagne and sprayed it over the crowd.

Celebrations also erupted in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Chicago where one video showed a person outside cheering and banging a pot while a child with a tambourine broke out into a dance.

In a statement, Biden said: “I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice-President-elect Harris … With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.”

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