Memorandum on S. Tomé e Principe
"On 17 April 2003, the FDC organised a protest march in order to voice their opposition to the government. This action was also done to highlight the widespread poverty, corruption within government and misappropriation of oil funds. The FDC also demanded better jobs and living standards and in the subsequent counter-action by the STP Security Forces, one youth was killed. It is believed that it was following this action that the STP government realised, for the first time, the potential threat posed by the FDC."