How Atlanta reacted to Joe Biden’s presidential victory

Biden supporters celebrated from Freedom Park to Midtown to Decatur, while Trump supporters gathered and protested outside the Georgia Capitol.

How Atlanta reacted to Joe Biden's presidential victory
Supporters of Joe Biden celebrate in Midtown on Saturday.

Photograph by Megan Varner/Getty Images

On Saturday, just before noon, Pennsylvania—where the race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was as tight as could be—was called, and Joe Biden surpassed the 270 electoral college votes he needed to become the President-elect of the United States. And in here, in the capital of a state that may very well see itself turn blue for the first time since 1992 (ballots are still being counted, but Biden leads by more than 9,000 votes), streets were filled with both elation and anger. Below, we’ve rounded up a variety of social media posts to show you how Atlanta reacted to the news of a new president.

Freedom Park



John Lewis mural


Little Five Points

East Atlanta Village

State Farm Arena

State Capitol