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Celebrations and protest of presidential results take place in downtown Austin
(Emma Freer/Austonia)

Austinites, both in support of President-elect Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump, have taken to the streets of downtown Austin after the results of the presidential race were called earlier today.


In front of the Texas Capitol, the street separated the Biden and Trump supporters congregating on Congress Avenue and 11th Street. Police and State Troopers were present in the area, containing the crowds as cars with various flags honked their horns and drove by.

Some showed up to the Capitol as early as 12:30 p.m. While there were more Trump supporters initially, there are more Biden supporters into the evening.

On the Biden side of the street, supporters for the president-elect waved signs of peace. As vehicles with Trump flags drove by, different chants erupted from the crowd, including "Fuck Donald Trump" and "Lose and go home."


Bimh Li, an Austin resident attended the rally in support of Biden.

"I was ecstatic (when Biden won Pennsylvania)," Li said.

(Emma Freer/Austonia)

Traffic increased in the area into the afternoon. The Austin Police Department tweeted at 2 and 4 p.m. to avoid the area.

David Lee Snow and David Sumnall said they both helped organize the Trump rally in Austin from Dallas because they believe the counting of the votes was an unfair process that involved fraud.

"We feel like this election has had enough questionable activity, and we just want it to be fair," Snow said. "We can deal with whatever results if it's a fair process, but there's too much fraud ... We want every legitimate vote counted and if we lose, we lose."

(Emma Freer/Austonia)

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