Brussels Lockdown Sparks Residents To Flood Twitter With Cat Pictures As Police Search For Paris Suspects

Brussels remained on lockdown on Sunday with authorities searching for key suspects in connection to the Paris attacks. On Friday, the threat alert level was raised to "maximum," while the Belgian government implemented measures to stave off an “imminent terrorist attack.”

Belgian soldiers patrol the Rue Neuve pedestrian shopping street in Brussels on November 21, 2015

As police teams moved around the city on Sunday, authorities asked residents not to tweet the whereabouts of raids fearing the suspects would likely monitor police movements.

Residents responded to the request with good humour, retweeting cat pictures instead using the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown.

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