If you are just hearing about the protest that is going on in Oakland, California, there are many ways you can keep up with what is really happening on the streets. ABC 7 News has a helicopter in the air filming the events from above. There is no sound, but you can get words from the streets and the people on them through twitter by searching #occupyoakland.
Beware though, as you can tell from the story on the protester being hit by the car, there are a lot of mixed mesages going around. Also, there is supposed to be a press conference at 9:30 on that feed.