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As Trump enters office, Saskatoon woman heads to NYC for Women's March

As a dual citizen, Saskatoon's Betsy Rosenwald flew to the U.S. to show her solidarity in the Women's March on New York City.

More than 2 million people worldwide taking part in solidarity marches

Activists rally during a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his 'treatment of women' in front of Trump Tower on Oct. 17, 2016, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As Donald Trump officially takes his place in the White House as the 45th president of the United States, more than two million people across the world are preparing to hit the streets, including Saskatchewan residents.

"People are planning to be out in the streets [Saturday] but there's just sort of a numb reality that is setting in that this is going to really happen," Saskatoon's Betsy Rosenwald said of Trump's presidency.

Rosenwald flew out to the Big Apple this week from Saskatoon for a chance to participate in the Women's March on New York City — a sister march inspired by the one originating in Washington, D.C.

It's a demonstration to fight for civil liberties and against intolerance.

"As a Jewish woman and an immigrant from another country, I just wanted to demonstrate in person in a place where I knew there would be a lot of people on the ground that didn't believe in a way a government would legitimize racism and sexism," she told CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning.

She said there's currently a strange silence hovering over the city on Trump's inauguration day. 

"I'm a dual citizen. I moved to Saskatoon from New York, so part of coming here was just wanting to be with my people here," she said.

There will be a solidarity march in Saskatoon starting at City Hall on Saturday at 10 a.m. CST.

With files from CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning

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