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Entertainment MTV Goes Dark to Honor Young Victims of Gun Violence

09:30  14 march  2018
09:30  14 march  2018 Source:   billboard.com

Spike in gun and gang violence in Canada has experts worried

  Spike in gun and gang violence in Canada has experts worried Politicians, law enforcement experts, academics and community members have gathered in Ottawa for the Summit on Gun and Gang Violence to discuss the troubling increase in gun related incidents and gang activity in Canada. The summit is being hosted by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who in November announced the federal government would be spending $327.6 million over five years on anti-gun and gang initiatives, and $100 million annually thereafter. "We're seeing young males resorting to the use of firearms where they hadn't in the past," said Insp. Mark Patterson of the Ottawa Police Service's guns and gangs unit.

MTV ’s regularly scheduled programming will go dark for 17 minutes in tandem with the National School Walkout. During this time, MTV will spotlight 17 young people who are leading the fight against gun violence across the country.

MTV ’s regularly scheduled programming will go dark for 17 minutes on March 14, at 10am EST, in tandem with the National School Walkout. During this time, MTV will spotlight 17 young people who are leading the fight against gun violence across the country.

a close up of a sign: The MTV logo in 2016 © Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV The MTV logo in 2016

MTV’s regularly scheduled programming will go dark for 17 minutes on March 14, at 10am EST, in tandem with the National School Walkout. The gesture is a tribute to the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting. During this time, MTV will spotlight 17 young people who are leading the fight against gun violence across the country.

The global youth brand will also honor the initiative across its social media platforms, with students at different school walkouts taking over MTV’s Facebook stories, Instagram stories, Snapchat and their Look Different (@LookDifferent) Twitter account.

MTV will continue to highlight youth-led efforts with on-air and digital initiatives leading up to the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24. MTV, MTV2, MTVU and MTV Live will change their logos to orange during the 10-day gap between the national walkout and the march.

For more information on how MTV is bringing attention to gun violence, visit enough.mtv.com.

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