US election: Tension as protestors take to the streets near White House

US election: Tension as protestors take to the streets near White House

- Tension has mounted as citizens wait anxiously who will be declared the winner between the incumbent President Donald Trump and his arch-rival Joe Biden

- The anxious citizen took to the streets near the White House on the evening of Tuesday, November 3 as they waited for the results

- The Washington DC police and protestors tussled at the Black Lives matter Plaza, several others carried signs, chanted and danced as they waited for the votes to be counted

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The counting of votes in the highly contested United States polls is currently on with few States remaining to determine who will clinch the Presidency.

Protectors near the White House on the evening of Tuesday, November 3. Photo: Getty Images

Protectors near the White House on the evening of Tuesday, November 3. Photo: Getty Images
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Tension has however mounted as citizens wait anxiously who will be declared the winner between the incumbent President Donald Trump and his arch-rival Joe Biden.

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As reported by the Guardian, the anxious citizen took to the streets near the White House on the evening of Tuesday, November 3 as they waited for the results.

The Washington DC police and protestors tussled at the Black Lives matter Plaza, several others carried signs, chanted and danced to music in the US capital as they waited for the votes to be counted.

The mood was festive, with people dancing and singing, but frustrations were also on display.

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Trump's presser suggesting that there was an irregularity in elections seemingly added tempers to the protests as the results which had trickled in at that time indicated Biden held a slight lead.

Incumbent United States President in a past address. Photo: Getty Images.

Incumbent United States President in a past address. Photo: Getty Images.
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As earlier reported by Briefly.co.za, the Republican leader who is seeking his second and final term in office said he will challenge the results in the Supreme Court as he alleged there was "vote stealing" through voting after polls were closed.

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Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, November 4, morning, Trump asked his supporters to prepare for celebrations as he had "won" in battleground swing states despite Biden taking a lead.

"This is a fraud on the American public. As far as I’m concerned, we already have won," he said before adding: "We' will be going to the US Supreme Court.
We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 am in the morning and add them to the list," Trump said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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