Biden says US, world in ‘struggle between democracy and autocracy’

US President Joe Biden says the United States and the rest of the world are locked in a battle between democracy and authoritarianism, in a speech marking one year since the assault on the US Capitol.

“We’re living at an inflection point in history, both at home and abroad. We’re engaged anew in a struggle between democracy and autocracy,” he says.

“I will allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy,” Biden says at the Capitol. “I will stand in this breach. I will defend this nation.”

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