Rallies planned as New York City reacts to historic Biden, Harris win

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Sunday, November 8, 2020
More rallies planned as NYC reacts to historic Biden/Harris win
Diana Rocco reports on the city's reaction to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' win.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A historic election for many reasons as Joe Biden becomes the oldest president to ever take office and Sen. Kamala Harris as the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent to become vice president.

Many reacted quickly, hitting the streets across New York City, popping bottles, singing and chanting.

People all over New York City erupted in cheers and screams after news that Joe Biden is set to become the 46th President of the United States.

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Celebration in the streets began during the day and into the night from neighborhoods across the city -- perhaps one of the biggest was in Times Square.

Late Saturday morning, ABC News and other networks began declaring Biden the president-elect.

Horns were honking and applause could be heard in the streets. There was a big party in Times Square where thousands took to the streets some coming from out-of-state.

A large crow of people packed into Times Square to watch as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden speak.

Thousands also gathered at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

Even with news of new leadership, the protests haven't stopped as a BLM March was planned in Highland Park, Brooklyn Sunday morning along with other rallies throughout the city.

On Long Island, supporters of President Trump rallied. Hundreds of people waved Trump flags for hours at the Dennison building in Hauppauge.

Supporters of President Trump held demonstrations on Long Island Sunday and called on the President to contest the results of the election.

A caravan of cars with flags, honked their horns in support of the president and echoed his claims of voter fraud during the election.

A similar rally was held in Huntington Station, where more people gathered in support of the president.

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