A weary Washington commemorates a historic win for Biden and Harris, with revelry and relief

 A weary Washington commemorates a historic win for Biden and Harris, with revelry and relief

After 4 years of President Trump, the White House, for once, was peaceful.

Hundreds gathered downtown Saturday early morning to cheer the long-awaited results of the 2020 election.

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As revelers chanted, danced, drank, banged pots and pans and set off fireworks, native Washingtonians and the city’s many transplants stated they were as eliminated as they were overjoyed, excited to end a dark and divisive political era punctuated by racist and xenophobic rhetoric that typically came from the White Home itself.

They paraded before stately federal government structures covered in plywood, boarded up amidst discontent during the summer season’s protests against oppression or in anticipation of postelection violence that hasn’t emerged. And they sang behind masks, a somber reminder of the more than 237,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus.

People celebrate in the streets outside the White House

Individuals commemorate in the streets outside the White Home on Saturday after the statement of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

( Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

Police blocked off a few of the capital’s primary roads, including K Street, home to effective lobbyists, and 16 th Street, which Mayor Muriel Bowser near automobiles and had painted with large yellow letters checking out “Black Lives Matter” in the wake of demonstrations this spring over racial oppression.

” Whose house? Our house!” Justin Johnson, an artist and activist, yelled from a truck bed to the crowd, backed by a band. “Raise your hand if you chose Trump or Kanye,” he stated, and much of the crowd raised middle fingers.

” We got work to do,” he said. “But I’m not gon na overwhelm y’ all today– this is an event!”

Initially, Trump wasn’t home to hear it. When the news broke on the summer-like Saturday that Biden had actually defeated the reelection bid– regardless of the president’s claims and claims of scams– Trump was playing golf in Virginia Beyond Twitter, he has actually declined to speak openly.

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