LOOK: Americans celebrate Joe Biden’s election victory with banging pots and fireworks, Newsline

By Aram Roston and Ned Parker

Washington/New York – Supporters of Democrat Joe Biden banged pots, honked their car horns and set off fireworks across US cities after their candidate captured the US presidency in a narrow win over President Donald Trump.

Minutes after major television networks declared Biden the winner following four nail-biting days since the November 3 election, people streamed to the White House to celebrate outside a security fence as the sound of booming fireworks was heard in the distance.

In nearby Dupont Circle, several hundred people formed a parade, playing music, singing and dancing and marched towards the White House to the sound of honking horns and clanging cowbells.

LOOK: Americans celebrate Joe Biden’s election victory with banging pots and fireworks, Newsline
A man waves a flag as media announce that Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Picture: Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters

Loud cheers erupted in the halls of the hotel where Biden aides are staying. “Worth every minute,” of the wait, a Biden aide said. Campaign staff exchanged elbow bumps and air hugs in the hotel lobby.

In the New York borough of Brooklyn, cars honked and people pumped their fist and cheered on the street.

LOOK: Americans celebrate Joe Biden’s election victory with banging pots and fireworks, Newsline
A person holds a sign as people celebrate media announcing that Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, at Columbus Circle, in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Picture: Jeenah Moon/Reuters

“The nightmare is over,” said Andrew Ravin, 45, while his neighbor Kenneth Henry, 51, said, “We can breath again.”

Shouts, cheers and fireworks sounded in the Atlanta’s Democratic stronghold East Atlanta Village neighborhood as word spread that Biden was named the winner.

LOOK: Americans celebrate Joe Biden’s election victory with banging pots and fireworks, Newsline
A person wears a mask depicting US President Donald Trump as people celebrate media announcing that Joe Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election, at Columbus Circle, in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Picture: Jeenah Moon/Reuters

Emmi Braselton, 37, a freelance graphic designer of Atlanta, was walking her two-year-old daughter Sylvie, who asked “What’s all that Mommy?,” Braselton said.

“I told her, the good guy won. And also, now there’ll be a woman as vice president. And she told me, ‘I want to be president.'”