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Agony & Ecstasy: Streets Across US Witness Protests as Biden-Harris Projected to Win Election

© REUTERS / HANNAH MCKAYPeople light fireworks after news media declared Democratic candidate Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, at BLM Plaza in Washington, DC, U.S., November 7, 2020
People light fireworks after news media declared Democratic candidate Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, at BLM Plaza in Washington, DC, U.S., November 7, 2020 - Sputnik International
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On Satuday, Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris addressed the nation from Wilmington, Delaware. They were presented as "president-elect" and "vice president-elect", after being projected to win the 2020 presidential election.

Residents of multiple American cities took to the streets on Saturday as the media, along with world leaders and celebrities, congratulated Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their projected victory in the US presidential election. 

While some gatherings erupted into dance parties and celebrations, others appeared to be more tense, sometimes involving standoffs of opposing activists. In other cases, groups of demonstrators were pushed back by the police. 

Even though a handful of votes remains to be counted and no official results were unveiled, many have referred to Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as "president-elect" and "vice president-elect", including the heads of countries like Canada, Spain, the UK, the UAE, and many others. 

Some people, according to social media users, took to the streets of New York City to "celebrate the election results", along with apparently burning Trump-Pence flags in New York City.

​In Washington, DC, Black Lives Matter activists also took to the streets with black umbrellas - although forecasts did not anticipate rain, according to social media users.

The area around the White House also saw some demonstrations.

​​Videos allegedly filmed in Salem, Oregon, showed Biden and Trump supporters "going on the offensive", and police officers pushing the protesters back.

​Other protests, according to the footage shared on social media, looked more like parties, some apparently Christmas-themed.

​On Saturday, Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, presented as "president-elect" and "vice president-elect", delivered remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, proclaiming victory in the presidential election and thanking Americans for their support, even though official results in the race for the White House have yet to be announced.

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