November 7 at 1625GMT marked a historical moment of triumph for many of Joe Biden’s supporters after a long, four-day wait for ballot-counting post-election.

People celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020 after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
People celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020 after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. (AFP)

As soon as the news buzzed on their phones, Americans gathered spontaneously on street corners and front lawns, honking their horns, banging pots and pans, starting impromptu dance parties, as an agonisingly vitriolic election and exhausting four-day wait for results came to an end Saturday morning.

Just after US news organisations declared that former Vice President Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump, fireworks erupted in Atlanta. 

In Maine, a band playing at a farmers’ market broke into the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

From left, 7-year-old Nina, her father Greg Healey and Julia Healy dance with 5-year-old Liza Healy, and dog is Stella as cars pass by honking horns in celebration.
From left, 7-year-old Nina, her father Greg Healey and Julia Healy dance with 5-year-old Liza Healy, and dog is Stella as cars pass by honking horns in celebration. (AP)

Neighbours ran out of their homes in Manhattan and assembled into an unplanned street party, whooping, dancing and high-fiving strangers.

In Louisville, Kentucky, BIden supporters gathered on their lawns to toast with champagne. In Harlem, they danced in the streets, banged cowbells and honked their car horns.

People celebrate media announcing that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election in Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 7, 2020.
People celebrate media announcing that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election in Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 7, 2020. (Reuters)

Trump’s supporters have for days been protesting outside of ballot-counting operations, alleging without evidence that the slow-moving results were proof of cheating. 

Hundreds people gather in San Francisco's Castro district to celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Hundreds people gather in San Francisco's Castro district to celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday, November 7, 2020. (AP)

But on Saturday morning, it was the Democrats taking to the streets in jubilant displays, celebrating what was for them an end to four years of constant crises, chaos and anxiety.

Voters react as media announce that Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Los Angeles, California, US, November 7, 2020.
Voters react as media announce that Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Los Angeles, California, US, November 7, 2020. (Reuters)

“It’s surreal, I feel like I’m free from the clutches of evil,” said Lola Faleit, a 26-year-old human resources manager in New York City. “I feel less worried for my immigrant friends. In 2016, we woke up crying. Today we are celebrating. Look, the sky is clear blue, the sun is out, Mother Nature is celebrating, too.”

Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden celebrate outside Trump Tower Saturday, November 7, 2020, in Chicago.
Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden celebrate outside Trump Tower Saturday, November 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP)

November 7 at 11:25 am (1625GMT), became for many of Biden’s supports a moment of such historic magnitude they suspect they will always remember what they were doing, even those in the midst of the most mundane weekend activities.

People celebrate as a truck festooned with Biden Harris decorations drives through the Bywater section of New Orleans, November 7, 2020.
People celebrate as a truck festooned with Biden Harris decorations drives through the Bywater section of New Orleans, November 7, 2020. (AP)

Retired teacher and school principal Kay Nicholas, 73, was vacuuming in her home northwest of Detroit when she heard Biden had been declared the winner.

Meredith Walsh celebrates the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Meredith Walsh celebrates the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, November 7, 2020. (AP)

“All I could say is ‘thank God,’” she said, choking up. “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.”

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