WASHINGTON D.C., DC — In a city where The Associated Press projected Joe Biden received 93% of the presidential votes, the District celebration continued Sunday night in front of the White House.
Throughout the weekend, thousands of people made their way to Black Lives Matter Plaza and the areas surrounding the White House to celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s projected presidential win.
On Sunday night, people were dancing on Black Lives Matter Plaza in a block party-like celebration.
“It’s so much unity. We haven't had this for years and I'm just so excited for our country to come together for my children and my children’s children,” Danielle Parker said.
The dancing and celebrating happened a block away from where one business began the process of taking the plywood down. Many of the buildings surrounding the White House were boarded up ahead of the election.
D.C. officials asked all businesses and property owners on Sunday to remove any boards and fencing put up last week.
Fencing that encompassed the Ellipse and Lafayette Park could remain up until November 11, according to a release from the National Park Service. Later than it had originally planned to be up.
The fence request was made from the U.S. Secret Service as a “need to quickly de-escalate potentially violent encounters," according to the National Park Service's statement to WUSA9.
The fence didn’t stop people from celebrating, with hundreds dancing and mingling through the streets in front of the White House Sunday evening.
“The past four years has been something we have never seen before,” Parker said. “We have never had this much division and so for us to just come together as people, it’s not about Republican and it’s not about Democrats, it’s about the American people. And we’re just excited to be united again.”