Photos: Biden-Harris supporters celebrate historic win

Celebration in New York
Thousands celebrate at Times Square in New York.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
People outside the White House celebrate President-elect Joe Biden.
A woman has an emotional moment near the White House as President-elect Joe Biden delivers his victory speech Saturday after defeating President Trump.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

News of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Saturday set off celebrations and protests as jubilant supporters and frustrated opponents of the former vice president took to the streets in California’s major cities.

In Sacramento, supporters of President Trump rallied outside the state Capitol demanding a recount of votes. Meanwhile, residents in Oakland threw block parties and honked car horns as they expressed hometown pride in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her history-making turn as the first Black woman elected to the second-highest office in the United States.

“This is a historic day. We’ve been waiting for this change for four years and we just wanted to come out and celebrate with our fellow citizens,” said Brandon Bergmark as he strolled along Oakland’s Lake Merritt with his wife and two children.

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Los Angeles

A Trump flag is ripped off a car in West Hollywood.
A Trump flag is ripped from a car along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A planned protest turned into a celebration at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A person does a back flip off the hood of a car in celebration along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrate from a car's sunroof on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen join the celebration along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Richardson joins a celebration in Pershing Square after the presidential race was called for Joe Biden.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Celebration in Los Angeles
Angelenos celebrate the Biden/Harris win near City Hall on Saturday.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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Celebration in Los Angeles
Evan Sagadencky celebrates the Biden/Harris win in front of City Hall on Saturday.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Washington, D.C.

A man sprays champagne on the crowd as people celebrate near the White House
A man sprays champagne on the crowd as people celebrate near the White House.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
A couple embraces as people celebrate near the White House
A couple embraces as people celebrate near the White House.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Celebration in Washington
People celebrate outside the White House after Biden won Saturday.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Celebration in Washingto
People celebrate in the streets outside the White House on Saturday.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Philadelphia

Celebration in Philadelphia
People raise their fists in victory during a rally outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Celebration in Philadelphia
People celebrate outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Celebration in Philadelphia
Motorists celebrate after the 2020 presidential election is called for President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday.
(John Minchillo / Associated Press)

New York

“It’s surreal, I feel like I’m free from the clutches of evil.”

Lola Faleit, human resources manager in New York City

Celebration in New York
People celebrate in Times Square after Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was announced as the winner.
(Seth Wenig / Associated Press)
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Detroit

“It has nothing to do with Democrat or Republican. It has to do with decency. This country has got integrity and hopefully we can get decency. I think Joe Biden can do it and bring back kindness.”

Kay Nicholas, school principal in Detroit

Joe Biden supporters celebrate the election results at a rally in Detroit
Joe Biden supporters celebrate the election results at a rally in Detroit.
(David Goldman / Associated Press)

Wilmington

Celebration in Wilmington
Supporters celebrate the announcement of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Chicago

Celebration in Chicago
A supporter of President-elect Joe Biden celebrates while riding his bike outside Trump Tower in Chicago.
(Paul Beaty / Associated Press)

Oakland

Celebrations in Oakland, Calif.
People celebrate the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)

New Orleans

Celebration in New Orleans
People celebrate outside Vaughn’s Lounge in the Bywater section of New Orleans, Saturday.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

Phoenix

As storm clouds move in, a woman covered in Trump flags holds up a cross at a rally in Phoenix.
As storm clouds move in, a woman holds up a cross during a rally outside the Maricopa County elections building in Phoenix to support President Trump and defy the projected outcome.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Trump supporter Elizabeth Lund holds her rosary and a religious photo at a "Stop The Steal" rally in Phoenix.
Trump supporter Elizabeth Lund holds her rosary and a religious photo at a “Stop The Steal” rally on the same day Biden was named president-elect in Phoenix.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Reaction in Phoenix
Trump supporters say the Pledge Of Allegiance while attending a “Stop the Steal” rally at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Ireland

A shop owner waves a U.S. flag beside a poster of Joe Biden as the celebration begins in Ballina, Ireland, his ancestral home
Barbershop owner Catherine Hallahan holds a U.S. flag beside a poster of Joe Biden as the celebration of his election begins in Ballina, Ireland, his ancestral home, on Saturday.
(Brian Lawless / Associated Press)
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