Photos: Thousands flood SF streets after Biden beats Trump

People celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the Castro on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)People celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the Castro on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
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A man dancing with the American flag as people on Castro St. celebrate the election results. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)A man dancing with the American flag as people on Castro St. celebrate the election results. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
King Alex, DJ and Activist, waves Black Lives Matters sign as they play music in celebration of the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)King Alex, DJ and Activist, waves Black Lives Matters sign as they play music in celebration of the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
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People dancing and celebrating Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)People dancing and celebrating Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
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King Alex, DJ and Activist, plays music in celebration of the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)King Alex, DJ and Activist, plays music in celebration of the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Local Castro residents celebrate Joe Biden’s victory from their houses. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Local Castro residents celebrate Joe Biden’s victory from their houses. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
A man hands out small American flags as people dance around Castro St. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)A man hands out small American flags as people dance around Castro St. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
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Young kids dance with the music as they celebrate the election with their parents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Young kids dance with the music as they celebrate the election with their parents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
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Jim Bock of San Francisco holds a sign at a celebration rally at Embarcadero Plaza following Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Jim Bock of San Francisco holds a sign at a celebration rally at Embarcadero Plaza following Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds rally and celebrate at Embarcadero Plaza following Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Hundreds rally and celebrate at Embarcadero Plaza following Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Penny Rosenwasser of Oakland holds a sign at the celebration rally at Embarcadero Plaza. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Penny Rosenwasser of Oakland holds a sign at the celebration rally at Embarcadero Plaza. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
From left: Emiliano and Itzel Thoele of El Cerrito dance at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)From left: Emiliano and Itzel Thoele of El Cerrito dance at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oscar Gosling, 5, of Muir Beach wears a sign at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Oscar Gosling, 5, of Muir Beach wears a sign at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Andrey Elenskiy of Oakland holds a sign referring to the contested election in his native Belarus at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Andrey Elenskiy of Oakland holds a sign referring to the contested election in his native Belarus at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Tina DiRienzo of San Francisco holds a sign at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Tina DiRienzo of San Francisco holds a sign at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney speaks at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney speaks at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman speaks at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman speaks at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Joseph Bryant, president of SEIU Local 1021, speaks at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Joseph Bryant, president of SEIU Local 1021, speaks at the Embarcadero rally. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Michelle Talbot of San Mateo holds a sign as a celebration march begins up Market Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Michelle Talbot of San Mateo holds a sign as a celebration march begins up Market Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds begin to march up Market Street from Embarcadero Plaza in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Hundreds begin to march up Market Street from Embarcadero Plaza in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A marching band performs as hundreds begin to march up Market Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A marching band performs as hundreds begin to march up Market Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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People dance while marching up Market Street in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)People dance while marching up Market Street in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Workers at luxury shoe store Zadig & Voltaire hold their fists up in solidarity with hundreds marching toward Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Workers at luxury shoe store Zadig & Voltaire hold their fists up in solidarity with hundreds marching toward Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Workers at Neiman Marcus watch as hundreds march toward Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Workers at Neiman Marcus watch as hundreds march toward Union Square. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds march past Nieman Marcus toward Union Square in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Hundreds march past Nieman Marcus toward Union Square in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds march on Geary Street at Union Square in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)Hundreds march on Geary Street at Union Square in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(L-R) Katherine Vellleman, Kristina McCandless, Meghan and Riley attend a rally by Vigil for Democracy at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)(L-R) Katherine Vellleman, Kristina McCandless, Meghan and Riley attend a rally by Vigil for Democracy at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
(L-R) Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa attend a Vigil for Democracy rally in memory of their brother, Sean, who was shot and killed by Vallejo Police in June, at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)(L-R) Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa attend a Vigil for Democracy rally in memory of their brother, Sean, who was shot and killed by Vallejo Police in June, at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Vigil for Democracy hold a rally at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)Vigil for Democracy hold a rally at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Golden Gate Bridge Patrol officers inspect bags of protesters holding a Vigil for Democracy rally on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)Golden Gate Bridge Patrol officers inspect bags of protesters holding a Vigil for Democracy rally on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
People march over the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the Vigil for Democracy rally on Nov. 7, 2020.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)People march over the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the Vigil for Democracy rally on Nov. 7, 2020.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
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(L-R) Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa attend a Vigil for Democracy rally in memory of their brother, Sean, who was shot and killed by Vallejo Police in June, at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)(L-R) Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa attend a Vigil for Democracy rally in memory of their brother, Sean, who was shot and killed by Vallejo Police in June, at the Golden Gate Bridge on Nov. 7, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
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People march over the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the Vigil for Democracy rally on Nov. 7, 2020.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)People march over the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the Vigil for Democracy rally on Nov. 7, 2020.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Thousands turned out across San Francisco on Saturday to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden clinching the 2020 election.

From the Castro to Embarcadero, San Franciscans gathered in the streets to dance and cheer.

“I feel that it’s redemption and like the world spoke out against [President Donald] Trump,” said resident Mariana Mijangos. “It’s poetic justice. The more states that turn blue, the better it will be.”

Neil Stewart, 40, said he was overjoyed at the prospect of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

“They have more realistic view on how our democracy should be,” said Stewart, a resident of San Francisco.

Myri Glentzer, 16, of Guerneville said celebrating the Biden victory felt amazing to be a part of history.

“I hope that the world keeps changing in this direction of equality,” Glentzer said.

At Embarcadero Plaza, hundreds gathered at a rally organized by Refuse Fascism Bay Area and labor groups.

After dancing to music and listening to speeches from local leaders, they marched up Market Street to Union Square to join up with engineers who have been on strike outside Macy’s.

Near the Golden Gate Bridge, a small group gathered as part of a rally and march organized by Vigil for Democracy to continue the work of the resistance and the Black Lives Matter movement. The protesters carried yellow umbrellas with the names of those killed by police written on them.

Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa showed up to honor their brother, Sean, who was shot and killed by Vallejo police in June.

Kevin Hume and Samantha Laurey contributed to this report.

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