Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Within hours of the electoral race being called on Saturday morning, Americans around the country took to the streets to celebrate Joe Biden's victory. Public celebrations erupted in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., among other cities.
In front of the White House, chants of “This is what democracy looks like” and “U.S.A.” broke out as soon as the election was called. A pedestrian popped a bottle of champagne and sprayed it over the crowd to kick off the celebration. They also danced to Village People's “YMCA,” the song that Trump played at some of his final rallies.
In D.C., people also gathered at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, where federal agents deployed chemical gas on protesters earlier this month. The block, since this morning, has been filled with hundreds of people singing “Sweet Caroline” and line dancing.
In Brooklyn, N.Y., Spike Lee was spotted celebrating in the streets, popping a bottle of champagne in front of a crowd. Another Twitter user even shared a video in which Lee was directing traffic as he marched along with his fellow New Yorkers.
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