Belgians have found the perfect way to respond to recent terror threats plaguing their country.
Over the weekend, Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel locked down the capital city of Brussels after warnings of an “imminent [terrorist] threat.” Businesses have closed their doors and the public is staying indoors. Authorities have asked them to spread the word on social media with the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown, but not to tweet about any police movements they see outside in an effort to keep any potential suspects in the dark.
In other words, it’s been a really scary few days for the Belgians. But rather than reacting with fear, they came up with a response the terrorists probably weren’t expecting.
— Seimen Burum (@SeimenBurum) November 22, 2015
That’s right, residents are throwing the terrorists off with images of cats.
The reason this is brilliant is because it allows residents to adhere to the police’s request while also cutting through the nervous tension that has likely taken hold in parts of the city. Check it out for yourself:
— Maiol Sanaüja (@maiolsanauja) November 23, 2015
— Matteo Albania (@m_albania) November 22, 2015
— Dave Sinardet (@DaveSinardet) November 22, 2015
Some cats are actually enlisting to fight the terrorists themselves
— Lore De Witte (@loredewitte) November 22, 2015
— TineEeckhout (@TineEeckhout) November 22, 2015
— Amit Bhat (@amitbhatr) November 22, 2015
— Jayce le Satirique (@jaycelight) November 22, 2015
— Harry Boone (@towersight) November 22, 2015
Others, still plotting the perfect strike
— Florence (@flowindey) November 22, 2015
But authorities may have already found their suspects
— Jeroen Flamman (@jflamman) November 22, 2015
— Geert Van Bondt (@Geertvanbondt) November 22, 2015
Police so far have conducted several raids and arrested 21 people, hopefully making the streets of Belgium’s capital city a little safer.
In the meantime, we just wanted to let the people of Belgium know, Canada has your back.
— Par Boora (@parboora) November 23, 2015