At least six pro Kurdish journalists have been detained by police in Mardin and Diyarbakır provinces in the past two days, according to the Mezopotamya news agency.

Police detained Ahmet Kanbal, Mehmet Şah Oruç, Rojda Aydın, Nurcan Yalçın and Halime Parlak in Mardin, and Yelda Özbek in Diyarbakır, the report said.

The detentions came during the protests held against the Turkish government’s recent removal of the mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van over alleged terrorist links.

Three HDP deputies were among the protestors who received medical treatment due to injuries sustained when the police intervened in the demonstrations.

Turkish police on Monday also detained 418 people in 29 provinces as part of a massive terrorism investigation.

The Mezopotamya agency’s Kurdish service editor, Ziyan Karahan, was among those detained in the investigation.