#BrusselsLockdown has won the Internet this fine day, and Belgian netizens have a lot of reasons to be proud of their countrymen.
Sunday morning, the Belgian police force entreated to the populace to take extra caution. Aside from urging residents to steer clear of windows for safety reasons, they asked people to refrain from tweeting about any armed activity within the Brussels area. the social media silence would keep terrorists in the dark about any police action.
But the good people of Brussels took it one step further. Sure, they kept #BrusselsLockdown hot and trending — with cat pictures.
— Geysar Gurbanov (@geysar) November 22, 2015
Vigilance was their watchword.
— Michele Banks (@artologica) November 23, 2015
They left no stone unturned, no corner unexplored.
— Parliamonster (@Parliamonster) November 22, 2015
Everyone watched out for each other.
— Rad123 (@Tombx7M) November 23, 2015
— Julia Reda (@Senficon) November 22, 2015
The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee was definitely working hard that day.
Belgian netizens had good cause to be proud of their countrymen.
Authorities are asking people not to tweet details about #BrusselsLockdown so everyone is posting cat pictures. I love my country.
— Yanou lambert (@Calliewallie404) November 22, 2015
— Traci (@Truewho) November 23, 2015
Good job, Belgians! We doff our caps to you.