Relief, ecstasy, and disbelief: LA reacts to Biden and Harris winning the White House

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Los Angeles erupted when news broke that the presidential race had been called for Joe Biden.

Fireworks went off in Echo Park. Impromptu sing-alongs popped up on sidewalks, champagne pours included. Whole street corners in Silver Lake and Venice gave way to dance parties. A rainbow even made an appearance.

Several demonstrations that had been organized by Black Lives Matter LA, community groups and labor unions as “protect the vote” events on Saturday quickly became a celebratory march from Pershing Square to Grand Park near LA City Hall. 

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