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(Laura Figi/Austonia)

With the announcement of Joe Biden securing the presidency on Saturday, Austinites on both sides of the political spectrum gathered by the hundreds at the Texas Capitol to celebrate the president-elect and rally for President Donald Trump.


Starting around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, people gathered on 11th Street and Congress Avenue, congregating by their favored party. The street separated the two groups as vehicles honking passed through the streets decked out in flags reading "Biden Harris 2020" or "Keep America Great."

With police guarding each side of the street, there was chanting, dancing, yelling, sign-waving and commotion into the evening.

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austinites took to Congress in celebration of the newly-elected president, donning signs in support of their cause and beliefs.

(Emma Freer/Austonia)

Biden supporters took a corner, whereas Trump supporters gathered in front of the Capitol building and across the street.

(Joe Lanane/Austonia)

The Trump side brought their signs as well, along with flags, megaphones and merchants selling garb for those who forgot theirs at home.

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

Police officers surrounded the area, guarding each side of the street. Though thousands of people showed up to the demonstration, only one was arrested: Darius Berkley. Berkley was arrested for pulling a knife on another protester after telling several attendees to leave.

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