America has voted for Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States, and L.A. is celebrating.
On Saturday, Joe Biden became the president-elect of the United States as the victory in Pennsylvania delivered enough electoral votes to cross the threshold of 270. The announcement also marks a turning point as Kamala Harris makes history as the first Black person and the first Asian American to be vice president-elect.
In response, Angelenos took to the streets to celebrate with dancing, fireworks and lots of honking, with one Twitter user referring to it as a “spontaneous block party.”
Here’s a look at what’s happening across the city:
— Gregory Diamond 💎 (@gregorycomedy) November 7, 2020
Spontaneous block party in echo park pic.twitter.com/Jh5Ks8nvoU
— Cam “Hooray Nithya Raman!” Jones (@_LazyJones) November 7, 2020
— Andrea (@dermiepie) November 7, 2020
— Echo Park Now (@echoparknow) November 7, 2020
Echo Park!!! 3 hours after the announcement 😀 pic.twitter.com/v8v56LoKab
— Debby Crooks (@echoparklagirl) November 7, 2020
The intersection of Sunset and Echo Park is lit.
(If you’re there, woodcat has amazing coffee) https://t.co/w4FpoukVMv
— Nicholas Slayton (@NSlayton) November 7, 2020
Echo Park is out here pic.twitter.com/p7WSNOmt20
— Gina Pollack (@ginapollack) November 7, 2020
— Emily Valdez KNX 1070 (@EmilyValdezKNX) November 7, 2020
Holy shit the crowd outside the White House right now!! pic.twitter.com/sfgenIgd5E
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) November 7, 2020
Featured Image: @echoparknow