The violence in Charlottesville has dominated the news all week, affecting seemingly everything -- including cars. The white supremacist who drove into the crowd last weekend, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others, was behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger.
Coincidentally, Dodge was using Twitter to promote a series of drag races called Roadkill Nights near Detroit, which were taking place the same day as the violence in Charlottesville, Automotive News reports. Roadkill is the name of a drag racing magazine and a web site sponsored by Dodge, and the car maker had been using the hashtag #RoadKillNights to promote the event as recently as Tuesday, when Dodge deleted the posts.
Also as a result of Charlottesville, President Trump's business advisory councils disbanded. Several U.S. CEOs quit in protest over Trump's response to the violence, including General Motors CEO Mary Barra, who issued a statement. "General Motors is about unity and inclusion and so am I," the statement said. "Recent events, particularly those in Charlottesville, Va., and its aftermath, require that we come together as a country and reinforce values and ideas that unite us -- tolerance, inclusion and diversity -- and speak against ... racism, bigotry and any politics based on ethnicity."