Brussels Lockdown: Why People Have Been Flooding Twitter With Cat Photos

Why people shared cat memes during police operation.

— -- Police in Belgium asked the public to refrain from reporting their movements on social media during the Brussels lockdown over the weekend. People around the world responded by tweeting hilarious cat photos to help drown out any potential tweets that could have sensitive information.

The result: the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown was taken over by a bunch of frisky terror-fighting felines.

Police in Brussels took notice of the cat memes and tweeted a thank you this morning to all of the "cats who have helped us last night."