Biden’s victory over Trump sparks enthusiastic celebration in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI – The news that Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump to become the country’s next president, and that Kamala Harris will be the country’s first vice president, sparked an enthusiastic celebration in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoon.
Several dozen University of Michigan students and others cheered, applauded, danced and waved signs along State Street next to UM Diag, as many more joined in on rejoice in a Democratic victory on November 7.
A symphony of horns Cars could be heard parading through the city center, some with Biden-Harris signs, others waving American flags and others with passengers leaning out of windows, yelling happily and raising their fists in solidarity.
Others passing on the sidewalk stopped to join or watch near Nickels Arcade, as did people nearby on Diag Lawn.
Those lining State Street carried signs with messages such as “We Won,” “Honk 4 Biden,” “Love Wins,” “America Said Go Blue,” “Love’s prevail over hate ”,“ Roll with Biden ”,“ Bye Don ”,“ Not the President ”and“ You’re fired, Don! While proclaiming support for women, LGBTQ rights, equality, unity, democracy and freedom.
“I did 4 girls + gays,” another sign said, while others waved rainbow pride flags and balloons.
Elsewhere in town, fireworks could be heard and a person honked their horns around Ann Arbor in a truck, waving a large blue Biden flag with an orange-faced Trump dummy in a prison uniform in the ‘back.
There has been deep animosity towards Trump and his policies in this liberal college town and its people worked to increase the participation rate in the 2020 election to make sure it was voted on.
Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County went big for Biden on Tuesday, with Biden carrying the county with a margin of over 100,000 votes, contributing to his narrow victory at Michigan and helping him clinch the presidency.
It has been a long week for many residents who eagerly awaited results from other states and finally jumped at the chance to celebrate the victory on a hot and sunny weekend afternoon.
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