His protest follows a string of others in September calling for Tibetan freedom and the Dalai Lama's return.
He had been convicted of ‘smuggling’ a letter for a fellow author in prison.
Chinese authorities continue to demolish 'illegal' structures, citing crowding and pollution in the scenic area.
He had been jailed in 2014 for producing banned patriotic Tibetan songs.
Authorities say the dwellings and shops are illegal and cause environmental damage.
They had appealed after local officials failed to resolve the dispute.
Samdrub Gyatso is serving time for violating his release terms by traveling outside his home county.
The residents of seven villages in Thangkor town, Sichuan province, have made their pledges at a local monastery.
Arik Dolma Kyab was serving a 10-year jail sentence for ‘endangering national security.’
Their petition over confiscated land has still not been resolved, though.
His protest follows others in September along Ngaba's main street, called 'Heroes' Road' by local residents.
He is suffering from a lung condition he developed as a result of torture in detention.