10:11 GMT29 September 2020
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    7236
    Subscribe

    Belgian Police urged social media users and press to avoid sharing any details about the anti-terrorist police operation in the city of Charleroi on Sunday, so people ended up spreading photos of cats on Twitter to puzzle ISIL terrorists.

    The #BrusselsLockdown social media request for silence got an unexpected response as Belgians posted an enormous number of photos and gifs of hilarious cats. People turned out to be not only fearless in face of terrorists but also demonstrated a good sense of humor.

    The prosecutor's office reported that the police detained 16 suspects during anti-terror raids in Brussels, but the main suspect in Paris attacks Salah Abdelslam was not among them.

    Related:

    EC Raises Alert State, Cancels Events Amid Highest Brussels Threat Level
    Belgian Police Conducting Operation in Central Brussels Amid Terror Threat
    Brussels Schools Will Be Shut Monday Over High Terror Threat
    Two Extremists Hiding in Brussels Region - Local Mayor
    Tags:
    police raid, social media, cats, Belgium
    Community standardsDiscussion