'I thought it was a dream and that I would wake up' - Eyewitness vividly describes police raid in Saint-Dénis
An eyewitness to the police raids in Saint-Denis this morning describes how the terrifying scene unfolded right across the street from her home.
Sara Bouzane,says that when the violence commenced she closed all of her windows.
As she replays a video of the raid that she recorded on her mobile phone she seems to relive it, wincing as explosions can be heard and closing her eyes and exhaling sharply as gunfire rings out.
"I thought it was a dream and that I would wake up but it's not a dream.
"My son goes to school and I go to do shopping and every day we cross the street," she said.
She said she was very afraid.
Ms. Bouzane is then joined at the door by another resident who says that she has been following the raid on TV and that the police think the terrorists are in the building across the road.
"In the past policemen said to me that the people across the street are dangerous," the woman said.