Sen. Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election over Sen. John McCain, and Philadelphians quickly took to the streets. The celebration lasted well after the president-elect’s Chicago speech into the early morning hours of Nov. 5.
LeAnne Matlach has the report from Main Campus:
Chris Stover has the report from Center City:
Videos from Center City by Chris Stover:
Obama supporters in Center City block traffic on South Broad Street, not allowing cars to drive by.
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The crowd chants Obama’s name in the middle of Broad Street.
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Philadelphia Police can’t even fight through the crowd following Obama’s nomination.
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Photos from Center City by Chris Stover:[flickr 14423699@N04 72157608670349855]