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November 23, 2015

Belgians post cat photos after police request no tweets about raids during #BrusselsLockdown

Social Media Lockdown
kitty File Art/for PhillyVoice

It'll be easier to celebrate Sixers wins this season if your cat loses a few pounds first.

When in doubt, share a cat photo.

At least that's how Belgians decided to respond when police asked residents not to share details of their ongoing anti-terrorism raids on social media Sunday evening.

As police searched for Paris attackers in Brussels, Belgians filled Twitter with an abundance of cat photos, along with the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown. 

Twitter users from all over shared goofy videos, photos and memes of cats and kittens in an effort to bury any tweets about police operations in the city.

Below are just some of the cat tweets that took over Twitter.

Soldiers patrolled the streets of Brussels, and police detained five more people on the third day of the security lockdown on Monday.