Viacom’s TV channels went off the air for 17 minutes during national walkout over gun violence


A number of major Viacom channels, including Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon went off the air today to recognize the national student walkout in schools across America protesting gun violence. The channels went off the air for 17 minutes from 10AM to 10:17AM today.

BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, the Paramount Network, and TV Land all went off the air for precisely 17 minutes earlier today to honor the 17 students killed last month in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Thousands of students around the country walked out of their classrooms today, exactly one month after the Valentine’s Day shooting. Many marched outside the White House and on Capitol Hill, some joined by pro-gun control lawmakers. Survivors from the…

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