Lead organizers of the Women's March on Washington, including activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez, were among a small group of protesters arrested in Columbus Circle during a 'Day Without a Woman' action Wednesday, according to photos taken at the scene.

The arrests took place around 1:30 p.m. today, as about 400 people gathered in Columbus Circle and behind NYPD barricades on Central Park West. The NYPD could not immediately confirm how many people were arrested, or their charges.

Reporter Scott Heins estimates that the multigenerational crowd is roughly 75% women, with most protesters dressed in red for solidarity. Throughout the day today, strike organizers are urging women and their allies to refrain from paid and unpaid labor, if possible, and avoid spending money.

"It think [striking from work] is a good way to show the impact of women at work," said 23-year-old Rosemary Cipriano, who works in advertising for Broadway shows. "A lot of people take it for granted how many women are in their workplace, especially in media."

"I was lucky enough that our CEO was very supportive of all of the women leaving," she added. "I took a personal day, and that's a privilege a lot of people don't have. I totally feel that and understand that, and that's why I'm obligated to come and speak out and march and do what I can."

Several NYPD vans are currently parked on Columbus Circle and police are preventing protesters from entering the street. There is also a bus, apparently for arrested protesters, on the scene. The sidewalk in front of the Trump International Hotel is completely closed to foot traffic. Shortly after the arrests, police used a speaker to announce that pedestrians are prohibited from blocking the sidewalk or walking in the street.

We'll update as more information comes in.

New Yorkers who wish to strike and/or show solidarity with women striking are encouraged to attend the International Women's Strike NYC rally in Washington Square Park TODAY (Wednesday), starting at 4 p.m. Participants will march down to Zucotti Park, with planned stops at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory site, the Varick Street Immigration Detention Center, Stonewall, the African Burial Site and more relevant sites along the way.

[Update 3:00]: Women arrested in Columbus Circle have been taken to the 7th Precinct on Delancey Street, according to protesters. Activist Carlene Pinto mic-checked the news on Wednesday, encouraging protesters to gather at the precinct to support the group.