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Pleasure Pier reopening, protests and beach party weekend bring big crowds out to Galveston

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Galveston Island Beach Patrol has said beach crowds have been larger than usual since reopening after pandemic closures, however some say the beach was unusually crowded this weekend.

Eased restrictions allowed for Pleasure Pier to reopen on Friday, June 5.

Crowds also headed out to Galveston in an effort to bring back Kappa fraternity’s beach party weekend.

However, the event this weekend was not sanctioned by any chapter of the fraternity, members say.

Rapper Slim Thug shared a video from his weekend visit to Galveston on his Instagram account with the caption “Kappa 2020.”

Warning: Music played in the following video includes profanity.

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Kappa 2020

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Protests continued over the weekend, contributing to the busyness in Galveston.


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