On Sunday, Belgian Police requested that no one tweeted anything that could help terrorists amid fears that the country could face an imminent attack.
“For safety, please observe radio silence on social media #Bruxelles ongoing police operations. Thank you,” Belgian Federal police tweeted.
Belgium over the weekend was on lockdown, amid a manhunt for suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam.
So to confuse terrorists using twitter, citizens responded by flooding it with cats, lots of cats.
Here are some of them.
— Seimen Burum (@SeimenBurum) November 22, 2015
— Geysar Gurbanov (@geysar) November 22, 2015
— LoveIsLouder (@ornys_elf) November 22, 2015
— melissa jacobs (@deathrep) November 22, 2015
The police later thanked the cats for their help.