Last updated: November 17, 2020
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Judging from the
literal singing and dancing in the streets, Angelenos are in a good mood following the news that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump after a long and contentious race for the White House. Even as Trump and Republican lawmakers nationwide refuse to concede the race, it’s no surprise Los Angeles turned out for Biden as this electoral map from the L.A. Times showed consistent support for the Democratic candidate.
Photographers Jintak Han and Afonso Salcedo joined the crowds to document the jubilation that’s taken over Los Angeles.
A father and son, both holding signs criticizing Donald Trump’s presidency, march toward City Hall after Joe Biden defeated Trump in the 2020 presidential election Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Photo by Jintak Han.
A man dressed in Biden-Harris campaign gear carries a flag supporting the newly elected president in front of Los Angeles City Hall Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Photo by Jintak Han.
Revelers celebrate Trump’s failed reelection bid Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Photo by Jintak Han.
A dancer strikes a pose in front of Los Angeles City Hall. A cyclist celebrates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory. Pasadena resident Jessica Marshall sports a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris face mask.
A reveler in front of Los Angeles City Hall sports a jacket spoofing the one First Lady Melania Trump wore while visiting migrant children. Photo by Jintak Han.
Arcadia resident Krissy Khoury-Gaunt waves a Joe Biden flag in front of Los Angeles City Hall Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Photo by Jintak Han.
Protesters with the Community Coalition, an activist group focused on improving living conditions in South Los Angeles, lead a celebratory march to City Hall Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Photo by Jintak Han.
A woman holds up a sign with the presidential seal as revelers make various demands of the newly elected officials.
A crowd of Biden-Harris supporters, many waving flags and sporting campaign gear, gather downtown to celebrate Trump’s defeat. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.
Two marchers hold up a pair of altered Trump-Pence campaign signs. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.
A marcher strikes a hopeful tone with a handmade sign that reads, “The beginning is near.” Photo by Afonso Salcedo.
Marchers hold up Biden-Harris flags, as well as American and rainbow flags. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.
This scene from a pro-Biden march shows how diverse the communities backing the newly elected president are. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.
Organizers hand out signs calling for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s removal from the White House. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.