Belgians Handle Social Media Lockdown in a Most Lighthearted Manner — With Cat Photos

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On Sunday evening, police in Belgium pleaded with citizens to be vigilant, in light of recent terrorist attacks. People were asked to stay inside, to keep away from windows, and not to mention anything about the current events on social media. How did the Belgians react to these instructions? They flooded social media with cat photos with the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown. Scroll through for a sampling of what we found on Twitter, and share your own cat photo with the hashtag to join in.