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Why are Belgians posting pictures of cats on Twitter?

#brusselsLockdown

 

As Brussels enters its third day under its highest terrorism alert level, a request from authorities not to disclose details about police activity on social media has sparked an innovative response from Twitter users.

Cat pictures have inundated the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown in an attempt to make it harder for suspects to uncover information about anti-terror measures, after Belgium police asked social media users to stop tweeting details of a police operation on Sunday evening that could have alerted suspects.

Others responded with humour to the situation Belgians have found themselves in over the weekend: