Belgian police feed virtual cats

2015-11-23 17:16
For the cats that helped us last night... help yourselves! to thank social media users for agreeing to pause their posts during a major anti-terrorism operation in Brussels.  (BELGIAN POLICE, AFP)

For the cats that helped us last night... help yourselves! to thank social media users for agreeing to pause their posts during a major anti-terrorism operation in Brussels. (BELGIAN POLICE, AFP)

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Brussels - Belgian police offered a virtual bowl of pet food to Internet cats on Monday to thank social media users for agreeing to pause their posts during a major anti-terrorism operation in Brussels.

"For the cats that helped us last night... help yourselves!" Belgian police said on their Twitter account, with a photo of a metal bowl with the police logo in French and Flemish, filled with cat food pellets.

It was retweeted more than 4 400 times in French and 1 400 times in Flemish.

The Twitter hashtag #BrusselsLockdown went viral on Sunday night when social media users posted pictures of their feline friends - a light-hearted response to an official request from police not to put information about their operation on the Internet.

There were pictures of cats with guns, cats looking scared, cats with helmets on and even a surreal picture of two Star Wars stormtroopers riding hover scooters shaped like cats.

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