2020 DNC day 1: Democrats rally behind Biden as they take aim at Trump

Al Jazeera reported from the first day of the Democratic National Convention in the USA.

The US Democratic Party has begun its national convention.

The event usually packs a stadium with huge crowds, but because of COVID-19, it is all being done virtually.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders were among a number of prominent Democrats, and Republicans, who made speeches backing Joe Biden for president.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.

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