NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Crowds in Northampton celebrated big after Joe Biden was declared to be the next president-elect on Saturday afternoon.

Hundreds of people were lining Main Street. After a summer filled with protests surrounding racial injustice and the White House's response to the coronavirus.

Some demonstrators said Biden's victory felt like four years in the making.

"I felt like if I was fighting in all the wars, fighting in all the battles on the streets and protesting and marching," said Northampton resident Tom Lovett. "Then I had to be here for the victory. This is the spoils. We out here, everybody is because we put in the work to make today possible.

A car parade also made its way through the city.

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