When our editorial team meets to discuss what’s notable, newsworthy, and worth publishing, cats on the internet tend to rank pretty damn low.
But as with most things, context matters – which is why we’re here to tell you about cats on the internet.
Brussels is currently in the third day of a city-wide lockdown as police sweep the city for suspects of November 13th’s attack in Paris, in addition to an ongoing ‘serious and imminent threat’. Part of the operation involved officials asking citizens not to tweet about the armed operations – a wise move – which Belgians were more than happy to abide by.
They did not, however, stop tweeting altogether. Instead, they flooded the #BrusselsLockdown hashtag with photos of cats.
Some were displayed with the purpose to intimidate while others were simply used to promote calm.
A real triumph. This is how you show ’em we’re winning.
— Jeroen Flamman (@jflamman) November 22, 2015
— Mark Dixon (@markdixon561) November 23, 2015
— Shivan Skipper (@ShivanSkipper) November 22, 2015
— Maiol Sanaüja (@maiolsanauja) November 23, 2015
— Gilles Bordelais (@Gilles_PPDE) November 22, 2015
— Seimen Burum (@SeimenBurum) November 22, 2015