As Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of US forces in Pakistan, crowds of students from D.C. universities thronged in front of the White House in a spontaneous rally.
As news of bin Laden’s death reached campus, crowds of Georgetown students grabbed taxis, rode bicycles or simply sprinted down M street in order to reach the White House. A crowd of several thousand people eventually massed, pressing up against the White House fence and pushing into Lafayette square. Members of the crowd waved American flags and chanted an energetic series of slogans: “U-S-A,” “Obama got Osama,” “yes we did,” and “Hoya Saxa” were shouted by eager students in the crowd.
Photos by John Flanagan