Protesters to be blocked from entering Gibraltar

A planned cross-border protest ride by Spanish bikers will be blocked from entering Gibraltar, police said.

The "Marcha de Moteros" (March of Bikers) is being promoted on Facebook as a "citizens action" in support of Spanish fishermen and border police in the ongoing row with the UK and the British Overseas Territory.

T-shirts that proclaim Spain's sovereignty over Gibraltar, which was ceded to Britain 300 years ago, are being sold on eBay for bikers to wear on the day.

The Royal Gibraltar Police said it would stop any bikers who arrived at the frontier from crossing to avoid breaches of the peace.