Updated Nov 8, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Fireworks, dancing and protests as Joe Biden is elected president

The Empire State Building lit in red white and blue beside the Statue of Liberty to mark the victory of Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential election on November 7
The Empire State Building and the antenna of the Bank of America building are lit in red, white and blue beside the Statue of Liberty to mark Biden's projected election in New York City on Saturday. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

Cities across the U.S. erupted in celebration and, in some cases, protest on Saturday after Joe Biden was projected to be the winner of the presidential election.

The big picture: Fireworks and honking cars could be heard in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, and street dancing was on display in New York City, Philadelphia and South Pasadena, among other cities, per AP and Twitter posts.

Supporters of President Trump gathered in Phoenix, Raleigh, Harrisburg and other cities to protest the projected win.

Kamala Harris was cheered as she said in a speech Saturday evening on becoming the first woman and first female person of color to be elected vice president, "While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last."

Fireworks are launched as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's event in Wilmington, Delaware.
Fireworks are launched at Biden and Harris' event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
Supporters of the Republican party gather to support U.S. President Donald Trump in Miami, Florida, United States on November 7
Trump supporters gather in Miami, Florida. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Fireworks are launched as Joe Biden, Jill Biden alongside  Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff and their families watch in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7
Fireworks are launched at Biden and Harris' event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
President Donald Trump demonstrate in front of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 7
Trump supporters rally in front of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. Photo: Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images
Supporter Faith Green holds a stuffed toy of President-elect Joe Biden as she and others celebrate his victory in the 2020 presidential election outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.
Supporter Faith Green holds a stuffed toy of Biden as she and others celebrate outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
People celebrate Biden's win in New York City
New York City erupts in celebration of Biden's win. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Biden supporters hug as they celebrate his win in Washington, DC.
Women in Washington, D.C., react to the announcement that Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for MoveOn
Trump and Biden supporters face off in Raleigh
Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter supporters debate in front of the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh. Photo: Grant Baldwin/AFP via Getty Images
Trump supporters pray in Raleigh
Trump supporters pray in front of the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh during a "Protect the Results" rally. Photo: Grant Baldwin/AFP via Getty Images
Biden supporters gather in Harrisburg
Hundreds of people gather in the state capital of Pennsylvania to display support for Joe Biden. Photo: Spencer Platt/AFP via Getty Images
Biden supporters celebrate his win in New York.
People celebrate in Times Square in NYC after it was announced that Biden would be the next U.S. president. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
Trump supporters gather in Raleigh, North CArolina
Supporters of President Trump march to the State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: Grant Baldwin/AFP/Getting Images
Biden supporters celebrate his win in Wilmington, Delaware.
People gather in Wilmington, Del., to celebrate Biden's win on Saturday. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A Trump support reacts in Pennsylvania.
A Trump supporter looks on outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after news networks project Biden as the winner of the election. Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images
Biden supporters celebrate his win Washington, DC.
A woman dances as people on Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House celebrate Biden's win. Photo: Mandel Negan/AFP via Getting Images
A Trump supporter waves flags as people celebrate the election of president-elect Joe Biden at the International golf club in Sterling, Virginia
A Trump supporter waves flags as other people celebrate the election of Biden while waiting for the president's motorcade to leave the Trump International Golf Club in Sterling, Va. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images
Representative Eleanor Holmes-Norton reacts to the CNN announcement that Joe Biden has been name president-elect
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton reacts to the CNN announcement that Biden is the president-elect, as supporters gather in Washington, D.C. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for MoveOn

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the day's developments and further photos.

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