People's anger has been increasing for years and all that was missing was a few people taking a stance publicly to start the fire. Even more than fuel prices, the most scandalous thing with all of this is the hypocrisy with climate change and actions that governments supposedly take to fight against it. It's just a matter of taxes but with no solution offered at the end, so people have to pay when they can't do otherwise. They feel trapped. Yet they don't ask big companies to change their model or invest in alternatives. This has been going on for years.
Now the chaos has spread in Paris and other cities, and they want to come back next Saturday. The same thing will happen unless something is done, but what can the big chiefs do... They don't want to remove any taxes and they claim to have already done something for the poor and low wages. Both sides won't listen to each other because this has been going on for years in politics. I believe it's not only Macron but also previous presidents who have done nothing, and he pays the price for it.