Temple, Philly celebrate after Obama elected

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:
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Chris Stover has the report from Center City:
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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:

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1 Comment

  1. Saturday 11/08/08 there is a block party for Obama at 17th and Springarden. I need to know the start time. I would really appreciate this because I am coming from Chester Pa. Thank you

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