There were massive celebrations across the country as Biden supporters reveled after multiple news outlets declared Joe Biden as the victor in the 2020 presidential election. During some of the Biden rallies, the fervent crowd attacked effigies of President Donald Trump.
A huge horde of people gathered near the White House on Saturday, where it was so jam-packed that photojournalist Ford Fischer said, “social distancing isn’t really possible.”
“One Biden supporter is carrying around an effigy of Trump’s decapitated head on a pike wearing a pacifier and a pig-nose,” Fischer wrote on Twitter.
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It would be really impossible to understate the size of the crowd, which is shoulder-to-shoulder in all directions, centered around Black Lives Matter Plaza right in front of the White House.
Most are wearing masks, but social distancing isn't really possible. pic.twitter.com/4cTOdFm7sI
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 7, 2020
In Philadelphia, the fiery crowd took turns punching, kicking, and throwing around an inflatable doll with Trump’s face on it.
Before a man kicked the Trump doll, a woman is heard shrieking, “Kill that b*tch!” One man smashes a bicycle on the effigy of the president. The throngs of Biden supporters cheered every time the Trump doll was pummeled.
According to a Twitter video description, one man “murdered” the effigy of Trump with a motorcycle, and then people in the crowd stomped on what was left of the “rag doll.”
About a 1K people milled about #PhiladelphiaCityHall this afternoon, centered around a cone-shaped pillow-like item bearing Trump's face.
People ritualistically kicked, slammed, and punched it to much applause.
It's disturbing because symbolic violence leads to actual violence. pic.twitter.com/m3o9PrGggl
— Daniel Pipes دانيال بايبس (@DanielPipes) November 7, 2020
This is the greatest city alive. Everyone is taking turns beating up a trump blow up doll. pic.twitter.com/8Jr9TNdVko
— alexbui (@AlexBui_) November 7, 2020
A Trump “Rag Doll” is being smashed around Market Street. pic.twitter.com/jL3U9DeXIN
— jason n. peters (@JPeters2100) November 7, 2020
In Madison, Wisconsin, Biden supporters danced and sang “F*** Donald Trump.” One man is seen waving a “Back Lives Matter” flag in one hand while holding a bloody fake head of a beheaded Trump in the other hand. Also in Madison, a man brutally attacked another reveler at a Biden rally.
Biden supporters & BLM celebrate effigy of President Trump beheaded while singing 'F*ck Donald Trump'. pic.twitter.com/uex8moxjtD
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) November 7, 2020
In Columbus, Ohio, Biden supporters were seen taking turns battering a mannequin dressed up as Trump. The effigy had Trump’s signature red tie, a “Make America Great Again” hat, and a “MAGA” flag. The crowd erupts in jubilation as the doll is clobbered.
— Brittany Bailey (@BrittBaileyTV) November 7, 2020
The large gatherings happened despite previous warnings by the media labeling Trump rallies as “super spreader” events.
Earlier on Saturday, Biden called for “unity.”
“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” Biden said. “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal.
During Biden’s “victory” speech on Saturday night, the former vice president also called for unity.
Author: Paul Sacca