At White House, Chants of USA! USA!

A lively, joyous night outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted May 1, 2011 11:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – As network news and social networks exploded over the death of Osama bin Laden, crowds gathered within an hour outside the White House. Chants of "USA! USA" and "Hey, hey, goodbye!" were heard in the vicinity, along with voices singing the national anthem, reports CNN. Click to read about the president's statement.

A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Obama addresses the nation Sunday to give the news.
President Obama addresses the nation Sunday to give the news.   (AP Photo/APTN)
President Obama walks to the East Room to make a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden.
President Obama walks to the East Room to make a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.
A crowd outside the White House cheers Sunday upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden is dead.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Obama walks to the East Room to make a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden.
President Obama walks to the East Room to make a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
This Oct. 12, 2000, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows damage sustained on the USS Cole, a bin Laden attack that preceded 9/11.
This Oct. 12, 2000, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows damage sustained on the USS Cole, a bin Laden attack that preceded 9/11.   (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, File)
The White House is illuminated late Sunday.
The White House is illuminated late Sunday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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