One of the icons of the protest
was Dana-Lee Melfi, 50.
With a long gray beard and hair to match, he stood silently for up to 10 hours a day with a Canadian flag in one hand while flashing a peace sign with the other.
“I have been here since before the beginning. I was born in Ottawa, and I can’t stand to see what our country is becoming,” Melfi told The Epoch Times.
“We are here in peace, but there were a couple of bad actors and jokers in front of these trucks. So the truck drivers have asked me to stand here and hold the line.
“I stand here 10 hours a day and show our simple message that we are here in peace.”
What does Melfi do for a living?
“I am a government employee … maybe,” he said, laughing.
“They all have to go,” he said about the vaccine mandates and restrictions. “No one can force me to do anything to my body that I do not wish.
“It’s very un-Canadian.”
Dana-Lee Melfi standing in front of trucks blocking streets in downtown Ottawa on Friday.
Brett Gundlock for The New York Times
Dana-Lee Melfi says the Ottawa protest is a peaceful one and it is his role to let everyone know that. He stands at the front of the line of trucks with his hand making the peace sign for 10 hours a day.
(Richard Moore/The Epoch Times)
“We do everything we can,” he said. “This is a peaceful protest and we want to know the truth. It is not just us who will win, every country around the world will.”
Dana-Lee Melfi, 50, stands with a Canadian flag in one hand and his right almost frozen in a peace sign.
But when he speaks it is with an educated voice in well-measured tones.
“I have been here since before the beginning. I was born in Ottawa and I can’t stand to see what our country is becoming. I was standing on the Parliament Hill for the first couple of days with a simple message of peace. We are here in peace, but there was a couple of bad actors and jokers in front of these trucks,” he told The Epoch Times.
“So the truck drivers have asked me to stand here and hold the line. I stand here 10 hours a day and show our simple message that we are here in peace.”
What does Melfi do for a living?
“I am a government employee… maybe,” he said, laughing.
Melfi wants all the vaccine mandates rescinded.
“No one can force me to do anything to my body that I do not wish,” he said.
“It’s very unCanadian.”
“This is a love-in,” said Dana-Lee Melfi. “It’s like I’m in the 70s".
"We are going to show the world how to get this stuff started.”
Melfi, dressed head to toe in camouflage, said he lives in the Ontario “bush” and would camp out in Ottawa for weeks if necessary until the mandates end.
Others want more than that....
Dana-lee Melfi, 50, said he has been standing 10 hours a day "No signs, no nothing, with the most powerful weapon ever, and that is my fingers in peace."
"We will combat this tyranny with love and peace," he said.
"We are going to change the world."
There are so much more media that you will just have to google
Or some names people gave Dana-lee
Click here to google Dana-lee Melfi
Thank you so much for being kind to each other .
UPDATE: I do not know why ZOT's channel is removed but I found this copy from another user to replace the original video that was here
Caught Peaceman out late
Come on! You have to like this Dana-lee Melfi guy, A true Peace Man
Where are the stories on Main media
on the thousands of videos of PEACE!
Jim joins Peaceman at the final stand 17:10 into the video
We could not believe what we were seeing.
Just remember The Canadian Government's only "tool" was violence
Just think about that...... No discussion, no Peace!
Even the Ottawa Citizen reported absolutely peaceful protest.