Trump supporters protest, Biden fans cheer at Texas Capitol after election results announced

After The Associated Press and the major networks on Saturday finally called the election for Joe Biden,Texans streamed down 11th Street in front of the Capitol, where a pro-Trump rally later gave way to a pro-Biden rally. Texas Tribune photographers headed out, too, and here’s what they saw.

Trump supporters gathered outside the state Capitol to protest President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory on Nov. 7, 2020.
A man carrying an assault rifle participated in the “Stop the Steal” rally at the state Capitol.
Clad in riot gear, Austin Police Department officers show up at the state Capitol as dueling rallies develop for President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.
First: A man carrying an assault rifle participated in the “Stop the Steal” rally at the state Capitol. Last: Clad in riot gear, Austin Police Department officers stood watch during dueling rallies for President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.
A pro-Biden sign at the rally in downtown Austin.
A supporter of President Trump at the state Capitol in Austin.
A Trump supporter screams profanities at a group of Biden supporters at the state Capitol in Austin.
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the state Capitol Building for a “Stop the Steal” rally after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.
Tempers ran high on both sides as supporters of President Trump and President-elect Biden gathered at the Capitol in Austin.
Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden gather at the state Capitol to celebrate his victory in the 2020 Presidential Election.
Supporters of President Trump gather at the Texas State Capitol for the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.
Biden and Trump supporters at the state Capitol on Saturday.
Trump supporters gathered outside the capitol to protest President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory on Nov. 7, 2020.
A supporter of President-elect Biden attempts to calm tensions as Trump and Biden supporters argued and yelled at each other near the state Capitol.First: A supporter of President-elect Biden attempts to calm tensions as Trump and Biden supporters argued and yelled at each other near the state Capitol. Last: Biden and Trump supporters face off on 11th Street in front of the Capitol in Austin.
A bandana-wearing dog, whose political leanings were unclear, joined its owner at the Capitol rally.

First: Austin police attempted to control protesters that gathered outside of the state Capitol. Last: Tensions between pro-Biden and pro-Trump supporters were high after President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2020/11/07/texas-election-biden-trump-reaction-photos/.

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