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Monday, May 17, 2021

More than 200 people arrested at annual 'Go Topless' Jeep event on Texas coast

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 9:24 AM

An attendee of the 2020 Go Topless weekend appears in a video clip that went viral. - TWITTER / @MARIA_RENDON97
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  • An attendee of the 2020 Go Topless weekend appears in a video clip that went viral.
Cops made at least 219 arrests over the weekend at the annual Go Topless Jeep Weekend on the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, according to a Houston Chronicle report.

Most of the arrests were for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and DWI, the paper reports, citing numbers available from local authorities as of 6 a.m. Sunday.



Go Topless made national headlines last May when viral video showed maskless revelers getting up close and personal even as Texas COVID-19 numbers were on the rise.

"Been in quarantine, and I need to get out and party! Woo!" one attendee cried in a widely circulated clip.

The annual event, which regularly results in arrests, has drawn the ire of coastal residents. In 2019, roughly 11,000 people signed a petition calling for a ban on the celebration.

While last year's cringey COVID-era iteration of the event drew lots of attention, it did result in fewer arrests: only about 100, according to the Chronicle report.

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