The public prosecutor's office in the capital Bamako has said in a statement that six people were under investigation for "plotting against the government, criminal association, insulting the head of state and complicity."
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says he has resigned to avoid "bloodshed" after he was detained in a military coup.
The June 5 Movement has triggered a show-down with the government with unflinching demands that President Keita resign over his perceived failures in tackling the dire economy and eight-year conflict in Mali.
The protests for better roads began on August 23 in the western city of Kayes, and have since then spread to other regions of the West African country.
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