Fireworks in London, Edinburgh as Biden win celebrated abroad
In countries across the globe, people reported fireworks and cheering after President-elect Joe Biden was named the winner of the 2020 election on Saturday.
Locals in the United Kingdom, where many had leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes Night this week, reported fireworks going off in London. There were videos of fireworks in Edinburgh, Scotland, and reports of celebrations in Germany.
Even here in the UK my neighbours are setting of fireworks and shouting in celebration of Biden’s win pic.twitter.com/5GVv3HokHe
— sad potato (@Eternal_Stress) November 7, 2020
Fireworks in London. This isn’t a US celebration, it’s a worldwide one. Let the healing begin.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) November 7, 2020
— Nikki Baughan (@NikkiBaughan) November 7, 2020
CAN CONFIRM. Canada is THRILLED Joe Biden is the new President Elect. pic.twitter.com/22afLXMm09
— Keith Lam (晃太郎) (@baritonekeith) November 7, 2020
celebratory fireworks going off over here in Berlin!
— Andy Lutz (@ALutz7) November 7, 2020
My friends in Germany (both from US and Germany) sent me this picture of them celebrating Biden/Harris’ win pic.twitter.com/WI3xmVbBNX
— ria (@rebiaal) November 7, 2020
A friend in Munich tells me the church bells just started ringing across the city. This is a win not just for America, but for the world.
— Andrew Trask (@avtrask) November 7, 2020
Spontaneous celebrations are breaking out in the entire free world.
My son in Edinburgh, Scotland, reports red, white, and blue fireworks at the harbor.
(Sunset there happened an hour ago) pic.twitter.com/jVw6zGtopI
— Christopher C. Alberto (@ChrisAlbertoLaw) November 7, 2020
It seems like some Guy Fawkes night fireworks were saved for the Biden&Harris victory
What a great day indeed pic.twitter.com/pumaieojNz
— Marc Robert de Massy (@MarcRdM) November 7, 2020
NBC, CNN, ABC and The Associated Press all called the race for Biden shortly before 11:30 a.m. EST Saturday.
Trump issued a statement minutes after numerous news outlets declared Biden the winner of the presidential race claiming that networks were helping the former vice president “falsely” pose as the winner and promising to fight the results in court.
–Updated on Nov. 8 at 8:49 a.m.