There has been some days already of protests in France regarding taxes. It is reported by the media as a:
-"middle class", the poor, the normal french (living in small-medium cities), leaderless, uncertain, difficult..."government used to have someone to negotiate with or to fight with, which is not the case now: unions or political parties didn't start it, although some of them are using this" (...)
"The government is lowering taxes in some sectors, but this is affecting those who use more their cars, those who don't use the subway in the cities and are feeling more the petrol prices going up" (https://youtu.be/dLtf_37ysDk )
Meanwhile Macron is publicly taking importance out of it, because it "it is normal to suffer a little bit adapting to a more ecological world"
Media is underlining the 2 deaths and other wounded as some consequence of this movement (which are tragic but the causes are not very clearly informed).
Media is also making comparisons with right populism and making it a kind of mix of "ordinary people movement" where only the 'far-right and far-left' are being directly involved. Far-right is probably trying to move it towards a nationalist movement of the countryside petite-bourgeoisie.
Trotskyists are joining the thing, as they would do with anything else, of course saying that the CGT should support the protests and explaining its errors and what unions should do: using a double talk about 'protests without unions' and 'what unions should do': https://www.marxist.com/france-the-yellow-vests-lenin-and-the-leadership...
On the whole, I didn't get a clear thing from it. Also couldn't find signs of assemblies or worker solidarity. It is very diffuse information. I hope that the discussion may clarify a bit more.