Clashes between opposing groups erupted in election campaigns across the country as Americans on both sides of the political divide responded to Joe Biden winning the US presidency.
Biden was named the next President of the United States on Saturday morning after a grueling four-day voting process with the world eager to see who would take office next.
The long-awaited results had great emotion among both Democrats and Republicans. Cheering Biden supporters took to the streets in celebration as disgruntled Trump fans gathered for "Stop the Steal" rallies in the states of Michigan, Georgia, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
In Michigan, Trump fans came to the Lansing Capitol, sang "four more years," "we won," and "stop the theft," and reiterated the president's allegations that he was wrongly deprived of the election.
The scenes turned violent when Biden supporters gathered at the rally where members of both sides poked, bumped, and yelled at each other in a tense conflict.
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LANSING: The video posted on social media showed a brawl between Trump and Biden supporters during a rally in Lansing, Michigan
LANSING: Emotions were high among Democrats and Republicans on Saturday after Joe Biden was finally named the next President of the United States. Pictured: Spectators engage in a fight between Trump and Biden fans
LANSING: Trump supporters, left, demonstrate election results and argue with counter-demonstrators at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan
LANSING: Trump supporters demonstrating the election results quarrel with counter-demonstrators in the State Capitol on Saturday
LANSING: Trump supporters meet Biden supporters in Michigan on Saturday when the president refused to accept the result
LANSING: Trump fans wear MAGA hats and wave Donald Trump banners and American flags at the State Capitol in Michigan
In footage shared on social media, a group of men, some with Trump t-shirts and some with Biden Harris campaign flags, were seen on the street forcing viewers to intervene to end the fight .
In Atlanta, outside the State Capitol in the long-standing Republican stronghold of Georgia, people sing, "Lock him up!" rang among an estimated 1,000 Trump supporters. Others sang: “It's not over yet! It's not over yet! & # 39; and & # 39; Fake News! & # 39;
No immediate violence was reported, although at one point police tried to separate Trump opponents from supporters. Biden had a narrow lead in Georgia that hasn't been a Democrat since 1992.
Even in a location that wasn't nearby, Trump supporters gathered in droves to express support and frustration over the election result.
Outside the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck, the state's all-Republican Congress delegation joined protesters wearing pro-Trump signs and banners and chanting "Four more years!" and "Stop the theft!"
SALEM: A supporter of President Trump yells at a member of the media during a Stop the Steal rally
SALEM: Supporters of President Trump and one counter-protester will fight in the Oregon State Capitol building on Saturday
SALEM: Anti-Trump supporter shows a Trump sign to a supporter of the President during a rally in Salem
SALEM: Oregon State Police arrested a Black Lives Matter protester during a duel rally with a "Stop the Steal" rally
SALEM: Hundreds of demonstrators came to a "Stop the Steal" rally in Salem, Oregon
There were some skirmishes between Trump supporters and Pro-Biden and Black Lives Matters protesters. A BLM supporter tried to tie himself to a Trump supporter. The two men began to wrestle on the floor.
An officer escorted the Black Lives Matter trailer to a patrol car. It was unclear whether he had been arrested.
In Los Angeles, a man standing in front of a caravan of the President's supporters to show his opposition was hit by a car he was blocking.
Hostile scenes also occurred in Salt Lake City, Utah,
Trump has also refused to take the call, claiming that Biden tried to falsely impersonate the winner and vowed to maintain challenging results. He claims this is a "scam" as he appeared depressed on his return to the White House.
He had been playing golf at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on Saturday when major television networks and the Associated Press projected that Biden had received the votes it needed to win the White House.
Photos showed Trump sitting down with three unidentified golf partners and looking longingly down the fairway shortly after the election.
SALT LAKE CITY: Members of rival groups faced each other during a protest against the election result in Utah
LOS ANGELES: A man who stood in front of a caravan of supporters of US President Donald Trump to show his opposition is hit by a car that he has blocked
SACRAMENTO: A verbal confrontation between a Joe Biden supporter and a Donald Trump supporter took place as they gathered outside the California State Capitol after major news organizations scheduled Joe Biden's 2020 US presidential election
HARRISBURG: Hostile scenes occurred at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania after Trump supporters and Biden fans competed against each other
HARRISBURG: A Joe Biden supporter argues with a police officer as hundreds of Trump supporters gather in the state capital, Pennsylvania, to show their anger over the election result
Meanwhile, the streets outside the golf course were full of American flags and Trump banners as protesters expressed their support for the president.
A handful of Biden fans could also be seen in the crowd, but the scene didn't get combative.
Trump's supporters had protested outside of the polls for days, claiming without evidence that the slow results were evidence of fraud.
& # 39; It's not over yet! It's not over yet! Fake news! & # 39; Some shouted Saturday as about 1,000 gathered at the Georgia State Capitol after news organizations decided to hold the election.
But across America, the Democrats in particular took to the streets in jubilant shows celebrating the end of four years of constant crisis, chaos and fear.
VIRGINIA: His political star falls, Trump looks down the fairway wistfully. Immediately after the election, he remained silent on Twitter, despite his campaign issuing an instant statement denying the results and commending a legal battle
VIRGINIA: Meanwhile, the streets in front of the golf course were full of American flags and Trump banners as protesters expressed their support for the president
VIRGINIA: A handful of Biden supporters gathered outside Trump National Golf Club after the election results were announced
VIRGINIA: A woman is holding a sign that reads "I'm going with Biden" amid a sea of Trump supporters outside the golf course
In New York City, some sang, "The nightmare is over."
"It's surreal, I feel free from the clutches of evil," said Lola Faleit, a 26-year-old human resources manager.
“In 2016 we woke up crying. Today we celebrate. Look, the sky is clear blue, the sun is shining, Mother Nature is celebrating too. & # 39;
The nation also paused to consider electing its first female vice president, Kamala Harris. During a celebration in Berkeley, California, where Harris spent much of her childhood, Mayor Jesse Arreguin said the diversity and progressive values of the liberal city helped make Harris a “leader in favor of equality, empowerment and justice stands".
The news for some clashed with the ongoing crisis the country was facing – the coronavirus pandemic that killed more than 236,000 Americans, the accompanying economic recession, gun violence, and police killings, which is a national reckoning of Forced racism.
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