FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Occupy Frederick members have ended a weeklong encampment to announce their presence and call attention to the local impact of the foreclosure crisis.

The Frederick News-Post reports that participants Andrew Vache and Malgorzata Schmidt said the temporary encampment along Carroll Creek ended as planned on Saturday. Vache says staying longer could have caused the group to lose momentum or could have been perceived as an annoyance. On Saturday, about 50 group members rallied in Frederick and marched through some neighborhoods.

This Saturday, Occupy Frederick plans to hold a free foreclosure support workshop at the Hillcrest Community Center on Orchard Terrace. Lawyers will be available to offer advice during the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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