People were very poor and could barely afford bread because they where taxed so heavily and had to give the government half of their income so the price of bread kept going up.
Many riots broke out because people were very mad about unfair taxes and unfairness between the three estates especially the third estate because they were taxed heavily.
The monarchy never listened to the people. They just ignored them and didn't respond to the people's needs. The people especially the lower class had natural rights that the monarchs and the upper class ignored.