Belgium was placed under the highest level of terror alert due to an "imminent threat" this weekend. Both schools and public transportation have been shut down through Monday.
Knowing how difficult it is to keep anything secret these days, the Brussels police force took to Twitter to ask for full civilian cooperation in observing "radio silence on social media about ongoing police operations in #Brussels."
Par sécurité, veuillez respecter le silence radio sur les médias sociaux concernant les opérations de police en cours à #Bruxelles. Merci
— Police Fédérale (@policefederale) November 22, 2015
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Not only are the citizens of Brussels cooperating with this police request, they are doing a little something extra to show their support for authorities-- tweeting cat memes.
From felines who are taking up arms to help the police...
— Anna Masera (@annamasera) November 23, 2015
"The kittens are on the field in the operation #BrusselsLockdown"
— Defensie_BE (@Defensie_BE) November 23, 2015
...to kitties who simply want to keep calm and urge others not to panic and foil the anti-terrorism effort.
— Dave Sinardet (@DaveSinardet) November 22, 2015
— Pierre Scheurette (@PierreScheu) November 22, 2015
— Mr. Jane Austen (@ExTimUpperClass) November 22, 2015
— Gilles aka Cake (@gillesakacake) November 22, 2015
Belgian citizens ultimately had one message for ISIS today: The police will have full public cooperation until the terrorists have been apprehended.
— Lore Vonck (@lorevonck) November 22, 2015
As for the police-- they are simply PURRING at all the support.
— Police Fédérale (@policefederale) November 23, 2015
"For cats who helped us last night ... Help yourself!"
And because we know there is no such thing as too many cat pictures, here are a bunch more: