Trump and Biden supporters clash in the streets during US-wide rallies
Clashes have broken out after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US presidential election.
His supporters clashed with furious Donald Trump fans at "Stop the Steal" rallies across the country yesterday.
Brawls broke out as they met Biden supporters packing the streets to celebrate the Democrat's win amid Trump's wild claims of voting fraud.
His backers have been repeating his claims he was unfairly robbed of the election, chanting "four more years", "we won" and "stop the steal".
Street fights have been seen in former battleground states including Michigan, Georgia, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Arizona and also involved Black Lives Matters supporters.
Footage shared on social media also showed a group of men brawling on the street, forcing bystanders to step in to break up the fight in Michigan.
In Atlanta, outside the state Capitol in the longtime Republican stronghold of Georgia, chants of "Lock him up!" rang out among an estimated 1,000 Trump supporters.
Others repeated the president's previous outbursts, "This isn't over! This isn't over!" and "Fake news!" as police ensured they were kept apart from Biden supporters.
Outside of North Dakota's Capitol in Bismarck, the state's all-Republican congressional delegation joined chanting protesters carrying pro-Trump signs.
A few skirmishes broke out between Trump backers and pro-Biden and Black Lives Matters demonstrators, with one BLM supporter attempting to handcuff himself to a Trump supporter. The two men began wrestling on the ground.
An officer escorted the Black Lives Matter supporter to a squad car. It was unclear if he had been arrested.
While in Los Angeles, a man who stood in front of a caravan of supporters of the president to show his opposition was hit by a car he was blocking.
In his first statement since becoming the 46th US President, Biden said he wanted to heal the nation following his victory.
He said that would start with bringing the Covid pandemic – which has killed more than 230,000 Americans, under control.
"With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be," he wrote.
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