Brussels’ residents are once again back at it – finding solace against terrorism in cat pictures.
The Belgian city was the scene of a lockdown back in November as authorities attempted to trace suspects behind the Paris attacks, which killed 130 people.
At the time, residents were asked not to tweet pictures which might tip off suspects – prompting a wave of cat pictures to literally flood the social media platform instead.
Journalists have been asked/warned not to report the details of police investigations, over the apparently coordinated attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station, which have killed at least 34 people and wounded over 100 just yesterday!
So far the authorities have not yet asked the same of the general public. But none of that that hasn’t stopped people already showing their solidarity through their tweets of cats.
THE CATS STRIKE BACK #brusselslockdown #bruxelles #zaventem #brussels #maalbeek pic.twitter.com/q1XUnMOOx4
— billiam (@_Tintadeplata) March 22, 2016
Where are the #Brussels cats when you need them? #zaventem #freedom #democracy #solidarity pic.twitter.com/hJTYVHKIJX
— Davide Castro (@dcpcastro) March 22, 2016
Your @EU_Commission cat stands ready to post #cats pics again!#Brussels #Zaventem #Maelbeek #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/HsEorDjxDb
— BerlayCat (@BerlayCat) March 22, 2016
Fellow Brusselers, friends of this city – time to unleash the #Brussels lockdown cats!! https://t.co/LEoTFbWdg5 The terrorists will not win.
— Debora MacKenzie (@debmackenzie1) March 22, 2016
Beursplein #Brussel Place de la Bourse #Bruxelles. Muisstil. Silence. #Brussels pic.twitter.com/vJOgDrRio3
— Dirk Jacobs (@DirkJacobs71) March 22, 2016
Love & Music will bring us together. #brusselsattack #ABconcerts pic.twitter.com/jCWKq0MCD5
— abconcerts (@ABconcerts) March 22, 2016
Mounir, de #Bruxelles a écrit ce mot place de la #Bourse pic.twitter.com/gyOHB1EWdX
— Sandrine Beigas (@SandrineBeigas) March 22, 2016