Elation and Anger: Catharsis in the streets as election ends

Elation and Anger: Catharsis in the streets as election ends
Meredith Walsh celebrates the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) (Source: Noah Berger)

(AP) - Just after The Associated Press and other news organizations declared that former Vice President Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump, fireworks erupted in Atlanta.

In Maine, a band playing at a farmers' market broke into the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

A massive pro-Biden crowd gathered in the streets outside the White House.

In New York City, some stopped their cars wherever they happened to be, got out and danced in the streets.

Car horns and bells echoed through neighborhoods across Puerto Rico.

In Kansas City, they swayed in a park to the song “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang.

And for all that joy, there was equal parts anger and mistrust on the other side.

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