An online protest against a proposed fuel tax rise has morphed into a wide-ranging, mass protest against stagnating wages, a decrease in purchasing power and the French president himself. Gideon Rachman discusses why Emmanuel Macron's reforms have met such resistance and how badly the weekend riots have damaged him with Harriet Agnew and Ben Hall

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