At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, MTV and other Viacom networks suspended their scheduled programming for 17 minutes in conjunction with National Walkout Day, where students exited their classrooms to protest gun violence and honor the 17 people who were killed in the Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month.

“Right now, students everywhere are walking out of school to take a stand against gun violence. We stand with them,” the network says in a statement.

Instead of airing shows, MTV featured 17 young adults leading the fight against gun violence. Both MTV and Comedy Central also changed their logos to orange, the color that connotes gun violence awareness, leading up to the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24.

Shari Redstone, the vice chair of Viacom’s board, will also donate $500,000 to the March for Our Lives movement.

Today we stand in solidarity with the #NationalSchoolWalkout against gun violence. |

— MTV (@MTV) March 14, 2018

MTV stands with all students as they participate in the #NationalSchoolWalkout against gun violence. |

— MTV (@MTV) March 14, 2018

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