Photos: Trump supporters converge on Beverly Hills

A supporter of President Trump waves a flag as Joe Biden supporters ride by on motorcycles in Beverly Hills
A supporter of President Trump waves a flag as Joe Biden supporters ride by on motorcycles on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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Police across the Southland were on heightened alert Tuesday at the climax of a highly contentious presidential election that sparked fears of large demonstrations, regardless of who won.

In Beverly Hills, supporters of President Trump gathered at Beverly Gardens Park on Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, according to Beverly Hills police, who said the assembly was peaceful.

Some business owners prepared for the possibility of chaos and looting by boarding up their windows or removing merchandise from shops and store fronts.

A Trump supporter waves a Trump 2020 flag in front of a line of Beverly Hills police on Tuesday night.
A Trump supporter waves a Trump 2020 flag in front of a line of Beverly Hills police in Beverly Gardens Park on Santa Monica Boulevard on Tuesday night.
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A motorist flying a Trump flag drives past Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills
A motorist flying a Trump flag drives past Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.
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Trump supporter Ivan Valencia of Los Angeles, center, joins demonstration on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills
Trump supporter Ivan Valencia of Los Angeles, center, joins demonstration on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.
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Faviala Raley of Ventura holds up four fingers, signaling four more years for President Trump, on Tuesday night.
Faviala Raley of Ventura signals four more years for President Trump at Beverly Gardens Park on Tuesday night.
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Trump supporters wave flags and cheer at Beverly Gardens Park on Tuesday night.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A Trump supporter holds an Israeli flag at a gathering on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.
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Jesslynn Valencia, 7, center, of East Los Angeles joins her family at a gathering of Trump supporters in Beverly Hills
Jesslynn Valencia, 7, center, of East Los Angeles joins her family at a gathering of Trump supporters in Beverly Hills.
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Beverly Hills police stand ready as Trump supporters wave flags and cheer at a gathering in Beverly Gardens Park
Beverly Hills police stand ready as Trump supporters wave flags and cheer at a gathering in Beverly Gardens Park.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)