An official request for citizens to avoid tweeting anything that could advise terrorists what is going on resulted in their own nationals outbreak of pet pics

When, on Sunday evening, Belgian police asked citizens not to tweet about the armed business that were being carried out all over the country, anyone could have been excused for acting with fear.

Brussels in lockdown for a third period

Belgian pressures searching for suspects in the aftermath of the Paris attacks told citizens to stay indoors and not lead near their spaces for safety reasons.

They also appealed for social media stillnes about any police action useds might witness apparently to keep the suspects in the dark.

A tense epoch , no doubt. But Belgium reacted how else? with cats.

Instead of opinion about the kind of menace police are liable to be like to respond to, numerous people utilized the #BrusselsLockdown hashtag to post pictures of their pets.

Seimen Burum (@ SeimenBurum) November 22, 2015

Don’t share info on situation #BrusselsLockdown that may assistance suspects. Confuse them with #cat pics @lopcute pic.twitter.com/ 0MlbjgCF4v

Lore De Witte (@ loredewitte) November 22, 2015

“I went this” #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/ l97iQz47Pb

Delphine Jory (@ Ladyblogue) November 22, 2015

#BrusselsLockdown en live. pic.twitter.com/ z9qVWhtMA9

anna-rose phipps (@ lopcute) November 22, 2015

#BrusselsLockdown CodeNameSpinner pic.twitter.com/ 1KG0GePEN5

Amit Bhat (@ amitbhatr) November 22, 2015

Don’t annoy super cat is here #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/ ocou9Bagly

TineEeckhout (@ TineEeckhout) November 22, 2015

May the force be with us. #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/ m9OuEVhfXS

JaneAustenMaMaschio (@ ExTimUpperClass) November 22, 2015

#relax, Mes amis #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/ LENxVUnnv9

melissa jacobs (@ deathrep) November 22, 2015

#BrusselsLockdown You ROCK Belgian people! Demonstrating the world how to deal with terrorism! Love from #NativeAmerica! pic.twitter.com/ EyCPO8 345 q

And after the all-clear was announced by officials with the information of detentions there was a sigh of aid and a letter of gratitude.

CrisisCenter Belgium (@ CrisiscenterBE) November 22, 2015

Thanks to the media and citizens for their stillnes online as asked during the juridicial intervention tonight #BrusselsLockdown

Belgian police later thanked the “cat-o-nine-tails” for their help.

Police FA( c) dA( c) rale (@ PolFed_presse) November 23, 2015

Pour les chitchats qui nous ont aidA( c) hier soir … Servez-vous! #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/ 7O5ENF6nXa

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