At least a hundred people turned up in the middle of Broadway at 115th to celebrate the results of tonight’s election. Chants of “Obama” — and non-specialized screaming — were aplenty. Every time silence struck, someone would leap up on top of light posts and garbage cans to start the chants over again.
The NYPD, smiling, allowed the celebrations to continue for at least 20 minutes before beginning to break it up: “Either that way, or that way, that’s where you’re going. Keep it moving!”
An anonymous tipster has told Bwog that a man in a white shirt, possibly with the NYPD, told the officers trying to break it up to stop, and they turned away “sheepishly.
UPDATE, 12:55 AM: Bwog is told the party has moved uptown to 125th.
More photos and another video after the jump.
Above photos and video by Anish Bramhandkar
Above photos by Hans E Hyttinen