Belgian social media request for silence gets catty

November 22, 2015 11:16 PM

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As Europe's de facto capital faced an extreme security lockdown this weekend after Belgian authorities raised threat alert levels to maximum, a series of citywide safety measures were implemented to prevent a "serious and imminent" terrorist attack.

Residents were advised to stay inside, and all pedestrian activity halted - including the shutdown of public transportation, schools, and shopping centers - while authorities intensified their search for suspected ISIS militants involved in the Paris attacks.

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